Daily Archives: May 22, 2018

MEC Albert Fritz on visiting Amy Foundation youth development projects

Minister tours Amy Foundation youth development projects

The Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, paid a courtesy visit to the newly renamed Amy Foundation (formerly Amy Biehl) in Athlone.

The visit is part of the Minister’s ongoing campaign to engage community-based groupings and NGOs working in the youth development space, to share ideas and develop partnerships.

The Amy Foundation has been in operation since 1993, and today runs programmes aimed at child and youth development, from the ages of 5 to 35 years old.

The Minister toured three projects under the Foundation’s Youth Skills Development Programme;

The Hospitality programme – which trains young cooks and baristas up to entry-level skill sets, and puts them into employment with hotels, restaurants and other commercial kitchen spaces,

Beauty & Wellness programme � led by experienced beauticians, learners are trained in wellness techniques, manicure & pedicure treatments, and massage therapy,

Sewing, Craft & Design � sees learners acquire hard-skills in the cloting, textile and other creative skills areas. Learners create crafts which are sold by the Amy Foundation.

The Department, through the Youth Directorate, will explore ways in which to partner with the Amy Foundation, including possibilities in collaborating in our exciting Youth Cafe programme.

The Minister will continue to engage with youth organizations, and grow the network of those working together and pooling resources and ideas.

The Department has allocated R17.7-million to youth development initiatives, and works with 27 organizations working in the youth space.

Source: Government of South Africa

MEC Albert Fritz on visiting Amy Foundation youth development projects

Minister tours Amy Foundation youth development projects

The Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, paid a courtesy visit to the newly renamed Amy Foundation (formerly Amy Biehl) in Athlone.

The visit is part of the Minister’s ongoing campaign to engage community-based groupings and NGOs working in the youth development space, to share ideas and develop partnerships.

The Amy Foundation has been in operation since 1993, and today runs programmes aimed at child and youth development, from the ages of 5 to 35 years old.

The Minister toured three projects under the Foundation’s Youth Skills Development Programme;

The Hospitality programme – which trains young cooks and baristas up to entry-level skill sets, and puts them into employment with hotels, restaurants and other commercial kitchen spaces,

Beauty & Wellness programme � led by experienced beauticians, learners are trained in wellness techniques, manicure & pedicure treatments, and massage therapy,

Sewing, Craft & Design � sees learners acquire hard-skills in the cloting, textile and other creative skills areas. Learners create crafts which are sold by the Amy Foundation.

The Department, through the Youth Directorate, will explore ways in which to partner with the Amy Foundation, including possibilities in collaborating in our exciting Youth Cafe programme.

The Minister will continue to engage with youth organizations, and grow the network of those working together and pooling resources and ideas.

The Department has allocated R17.7-million to youth development initiatives, and works with 27 organizations working in the youth space.

Source: Government of South Africa

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries hosts Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development meeting, 19-22 Jun

South Africa to host 8th meeting of Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in partnership with the Mpumalanga Provincial Government will host the eighth BRICS Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development meeting.

The meeting will be held at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate in the Mpumalanga Province from 19 -22 June 2018. South Africa (DAFF) is going to hold the meeting under the theme Reducing the negative impact of climate change on food security and adaptation of agriculture to climate change.

Source: Government of South Africa

New presiding officer appointed for Moyane’s disciplinary inquiry

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Azhar Bham SC as a new presiding officer for the inquiry into disciplinary charges against suspended South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane.

According to the Presidency, this follows an objection raised by Moyane regarding the links between Judge Kate O’Regan, who had initially been appointed as the presiding officer, and Corruption Watch, an NGO of which she is a board member.

While the President is certain that Judge O’Regan would have adjudicated the matter objectively and that her position did not present a conflict, he decided that it would nevertheless be important to remove any possible perception of bias, spokesperson to the President, Khusela Diko said.

Early this month, the Presidency served Moyane with disciplinary charges relating to alleged misconduct in violation of his duties and responsibilities in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act, Public Finance Management Act and SARS Code of Conduct.

The Presidency said the disciplinary inquiry relates to alleged leadership and organisational failures.

Retired Constitutional Court Judge O’Regan was appointed as presiding officer for the disciplinary inquiry.

The President has thanked Judge O’Regan for availing herself for this public service.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Select Committee on Appropriations to Hold Workshop on Back to Basics

Parliament� The Select Committee on Appropriations will tomorrow hold a workshop on the back to basics programme, and discuss the effectiveness of the support provided to municipalities, as well as the expenditure and performance information on the Municipal Infrastructure Grant.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa