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Minister Gungubele said government communication must be a mixture of the old and the new. “We must blend the best of both worlds and find ways to reach people where they live, in a language or medium they understand.
With failure not an option, Luxolo Xengana (27) started an agro-processing business three years ago.Initially, he sold pre-packed chicken livers, feet, hearts, gizzards and necks, which he sourced from poultry abattoirs, but he has since expanded to sell chicken pieces, which are sourced from local farmers.
Mngadi says the idea to start this business came to him in 2016 when his city was faced with a water crisis. Between 2018 and 2021, he successfully applied to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs’ Operation Vula Business Fund, which granted him R200 000 seed funding.
Born and raised in Rathidili Village in the Vhembe District in Limpopo, Mutheiwana opened Rendani Mutheiwana Orthotics and Prosthetics in Makhado, after completing her internship and was unable to find a job. Her business, which now employs an administrative assistant, offers its clients treatment for orthopaedic disorders.
In the water sector, Operation Vulindlela has been providing technical support to the Department of Water and Sanitation to implement a turnaround plan for the granting of water use licences, with a target to process 80% of all applications within 90 days.
33-year-old Dakalo Ramalivhana from Muhuyu village was retrenched in 2020 due to COVID-19 and used his UIF money to grow vegetables.
Having a strengthened immunity before catching a cold or a flu helps to significantly reduce the severity and time of illness.