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JHB joins heads for ‘Making Poverty History’

Making Poverty History seminar was held in Turfontein at Wembley Stadium to discuss means that the public can uplift themselves and reduce poverty in the society.

Making Poverty History was an initiative that saw Jozi SME Hub, City of Johannesburg, and the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL). The aim was to come together with local churches and society bodies in an effort to alleviate poverty in Rossetenville and Johannesburg as a whole.

The initiative was started by Pastor Sandile Ntlongwana from the Christ Restoration Movement International. He partnered with the parliamentary constituency office, who approached Jozi SME Hub and City of Johannesburg to discuss a strategy or ideas of how they can inspire the young adults and adults of the community to come up with ways that they can uplift the community. The focus was more on how they can come up with business ideas.

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“The Chinese representatives from the Chamber of Commerce offered assistance when it was not really needed, our plan was to have the seminar and they went an extra mile with their contributions” said Mr Ntlongwana.

Chamber of commerce committee, chaired by Mr Wu Shaokang, donated R50 000 to assist this project. The Gauteng MEC Nandi Khoza, who is in charge of the faith based organisation structure, also welcomed the donation alongside the councillor for the TURFONTEIN WARD 123, Mr Sydney Radebe.

Various experts from the Jozi SME Hub, Government organisations were speaking on how the community and churches can develop themselves. Community members who were present were taken up and keen to uplift themselves, appreciating the efforts that their local churches and the City of Johannesburg has taken.

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