JOHANNESBURG - The department of economic development, trade and industry's policy and legislation education awareness campaign targeting the municipalities of Setsoto, Matjhabeng and Mangaung will empower communities in the areas, a mayor has said.
The key objective of the campaign is to educate members of the public about their rights and responsibilities afforded by the Liquor, National Gambling, Lotteries, National Credit, Consumer Protection, Copyright, Performers Protection, Merchandise Marks and Companies Acts.
At a session hosted by the department in the Free State town of Ficksburg, Setsoto mayor Nthateng Maoke said the three-day campaign would empower community members grappling with a high unemployment rate.
"Our province is rich in agricultural land and with the financial and non-financial support from government, the opportunities that are available in the agricultural sector can be explored in order to create job opportunities and reduce unemployment," Maoke said.
"We are eternally thankful for the platform to engage with the department, and I urge our people to take advantage of the session and be empowered. We want people who will raise their hands for these opportunities, people who will knock at the doors and seize opportunities available."