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Oudtshoorn Youth Café to Open in May this Year
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 15:28

youth cafe smallOudtshoorn, 04 May 2016 - The youth of the broader Oudtshoorn will soon be the beneficiaries of another breakthrough initiative of the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD).

It is envisaged, that the Oudtshoorn Youth Café will open its doors on 24 May this year, with the aim to develop and grow the youth of Oudtshoorn. By opening these Cafés in the Western Cape, DSD would want to see that every young person in the Province will be inspired, educated, responsible, independent, healthy and a productive citizen by the age of 25.

The programmes and services that the youth can look forward to receive at the Café include: empowerment programmes, job readiness training, community development programmes, wellness programmes, arts programmes, personal development training, leadership mentoring and entrepreneurial training. Through these services, the Youth Café seeks to make the youth more employable in order for them to find a work or start their own businesses.

During a Task Team meeting that was held on Wednesday, 24 February 2016, Mr Elrico Van Rooyen from Suff Academy (Service Provider appointed to open the Café) walked the representatives of the Department of Social Development, Eden District Municipality and Oudtshoorn Municipality, through the building where the Youth Café will be housed in St John Street. “We are optimistic that the Youth Café will create an environment where the youth of Oudtshoorn will feel safe and developed to their full potential”, Mr Van Rooyen said.

The vast building with its multiple segments and colourful walls that belongs to the Eden District Municipality, is foreseen to be a place that the youth of Oudtshoorn can only benefit from.

Foreign Ethiopian Nationals Donate Groceries Worth R33 000 to Locals
Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:30

food hampers smallOudtshoorn, 26 April 2016 – Ethiopian nationals belonging to the Christ for All Mission Mobilization International Organization (CFAMMIM) opened their hearts to 100 impoverished families in the Greater Oudtshoorn when they handed over food hampers as part of the church’s outreach programme.

The CFAMMIM which consists of Ethiopian nationals, mostly, Spaza shops owners in the townships in Oudtshoorn handed over the groceries hampers worth R330 each in partnership with the Oudtshoorn Municipality on 21 April 2016 at the Toekomsrus Community Hall.

The church has, with the help of the Oudtshoorn Municipal Special Programmes department, approached five organizations and institutions to each identify a list of 20 beneficiaries comprising vulnerable groups such as elderly, people living with disabilities, people living with HIV/Aids and other chronic diseases etc.

The Institutions that were approached are: Coronation Memorial Resort for the Elderly, Department of Social Development, Drop-in-Centre, Department of Health and Association for the Physically Disabled (APD).

Administrator Welcomes the NCOP Delegation to Oudtshoorn
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 09:32

k chettyOudtshoorn, 18 April 2016 – The Administrator of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Mr. Kam Chetty welcomes the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) public feedback meeting to be held in Oudtshoorn on Tuesday, 19 April 2015.

“Residents will receive feedback on the issues submitted last year’s Taking Parliament to the People (TPTP) meetings held by the NCOP in Oudtshoorn,” says Chetty. “Feedback will be provided to by all three spheres of Government on various issues such as Human Settlements, Transport and Water Waste Treatment Plant amongst others. Feedback on the Oudtshoorn progress update will also be presented.”

“The Oudtshoorn Municipality was placed under administration in terms section 139(1)(b) of the Constitution in August 2015; a month later the Provincial intervention was amended by the Western Cape Provincial Executive to give full executive authority of the Oudtshoorn Municipal Council to the Administrator. The feedback prepared by the Administrator, Mr. Chetty will highlight the progress made and challenges experienced during the past Eight months of controlling the Oudtshoorn Municipality,” Chetty added.

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