Women’s Expo starts on Monday

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:15   |   Written by TLOTLO MBAZO
 CEO of SIWIFA Keorapetse Mamono and four other women; Emma Mogotsi, Mpho Zachariah, Jacqueline Sediakgotla and Boipelo Ramatla acquired funding from Gender Affairs to start a business of manufacturing quality roof sheets.
CEO of SIWIFA Keorapetse Mamono and four other women; Emma Mogotsi, Mpho Zachariah, Jacqueline Sediakgotla and Boipelo Ramatla acquired funding from Gender Affairs to start a business of manufacturing quality roof sheets.

The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs will host the 19th National Women’s Exposition from Monday June 25 to July 1 at Fairground Holdings.

The Exposition will be held under the theme, ‘Entrepreneurs Development: Key to Transforming Women’s Lives.’

According to Minister Dorcus Makgato, the Expo is open to all female entrepreneurs at all levels of business as well as those producing goods for subsistence or consumption.

The Expo is intended to; offer women entrepreneurs, organisations and individuals an opportunity to share experiences, exchange business ideas and skills; provide an opportunity to gorge links for partnership with the formal sector, and networking among women entrepreneurs; and to expose women to new products from other regions and areas within the country and also through demonstrations, to learn how to produce them thereby diversify their businesses using locally available materials and resources.

When the National Women’s Exposition was introduced in 1999, there were only 70 exhibitors and has grown to the current 350 including the Northern Women’s Expo.

“The Exposition will effectively start on Tuesday June 26, with the Business Forum to equip entrepreneurs with business knowledge,” Minister Makgato says.

This will then be followed by the official opening and prize giving ceremony on Thursday June 28, which will be graced by Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Community, Development and Implementing Partners and the National Gender Commission.