Northern Cape authors and poets will once again converge in different platforms to share their writing skills and expertise during the 7th Northern Cape Writers Festival. The 2016 festival will be held in all five districts of the province from Friday, 19 February 2016. It will be celebrated under a theme “Celebrating Democracy” with the first event to be held at Hartswater in Phokwane Municipal area on Friday and Saturday 19 and 20 February 2016.
President Jacob Zuma has outlined a number of proposals aimed at boosting employment.
Speaking during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday night, President Zuma said that while indications were that South Africa had entered a period of recovery, the economy is still not growing fast enough to create the jobs needed. Read more...
Department geared-up to launch the Provincial Crime Prevention Strategy.
The MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Honourable Mac Jack will be launching the Northern Cape Provincial Crime Prevention Strategy on the 12th September 2013 in Batlharos, John Taolo Gaetsewe region.
The Premier of the Northern Cape, Ms Sylvia Lucas, will tomorrow launch a youth skills development programme aimed at poverty alleviation and potential employment creation. This comes after a recent announcement in the State of the Province Address that this year the Provincial Administration will focus extensively on youth development to provide young people with skills that will assist them to secure employment and establish their small businesses. This focus comes after a Youth Summit held in June last year where a need was identified for skills development and upliftment by means of a targeted accredited skills development initiatives.
South Africa and the Northern Cape are faced with a challenge of high unemployment and low economic growth. At a national level government identified a number of interventions to address these challenges while at the same time tackling poverty and inequality.
The country adopted the National Development Plan(NDP) which aims to radically transform the lives of the people of the country. At provincial level the Province is in the process of developing the Provincial Growth and Development Plan (PGDP) which is aligned to the NDP.