Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, delivered his Budget Vote Speech to the National Assembly on Thursday, 21 April 2016, at 2pm in the New Assembly Chamber. A media briefing was held prior to the speech at 1pm at the Imbizo Centre.
An exhibition showcasing locally-produced products was on display at the New Assembly Courtyard.
Watch the entire Budget Vote Speech and debates on YouTube here.
Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, provided the much needed hope to the children of an orphanage in Soshanguve during a visit to the institution to mark Mandela Day on Monday, 18 July 2016.
The Luvuyo Youth Care Centre is a home to 33 homeless children, aged between eight months and 22 years old, who have either suffered domestic abuse or are living with the HIV virus.
Since the centre started operating in 2003, it had managed to accommodate 352 children, of which 22 are permanently residing there.
Speaking individually to the children and asking them simple questions about their current studies and envisaged future careers, after a walk-about around the institution, Minister Patel motivated them to acquire as much knowledge as possible so that they could make informed decisions about their future careers.
Minister Ebrahim Patel visited Broadway Sweets to engage young workers on development issues. The factory manufactures sweets and is owned by a black industrialist.
Minister Patel was shown the sweet-making process by the workers in the factory.
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