In accelerating socio-economic opportunities for women’s empowerment, Businesswoman participating in the green economy, Keitumetse Mota from Welkom, Matjhabeng, during DESTEA MEC’s Thabo Meeko dialogue hosted in Maria Moroka Nature Reserve near Thaba Nchu on 26 August 2023, encouraged more 100 business women to penetrate the green economic industry and contribute to the economy of the country.
MEC Meeko explained the critical role of women in the development of humanity and the impact of participating in value chain beneficiation. “Even during difficult times, women confronted the old regime in 1956 when it was not fashionable to do so. Therefore, the same way the county succeeded in defeating apartheid is the spirit needed to defeat the pandemic challenges of women and child abuse; the same spirit “ho tshwa thipa ka bohaleng’ to defeat poverty and reduce this high rate of unemployment”, said MEC Meeko.
MEC continued that the government should be the primary market for SMMEs to unlock and sustain their businesses in order to grow the township economy as the systems prevent new entrants.
Ms. Chantelle de Brayn, including experts from the private sector, tertiary institutions, and national government, shared her experiences and encouraged other businesswomen attendance to be focused and determined to confront new challenges and engaged in a new framework introduced by MEC Meeko-value chain beneficiation.