The Limpopo branch of the Businesswomen’s Association (BWA) in partnership with Anglo American hosted an information session in Burgersfort last Wednesday to inform women about business opportunities within the mining industry.
A media statement issued by BWA Branch Coordinator Elizabeth Modiba reported that Zandiwe Phillip from Anglo American’s Twickenham Mine gave a brief speech where he mentioned how the mine was privileged to be a part of the event and to witness women taking the lead in business. He said their doors will always be open for any assistance to see women making a difference in the province and that further engagements with the BWA Limpopo are still going to be made to ensure that the members of the branch and especially those in the impoverished Sekhukhune Area become a priority to the exposure of business opportunities in the mining sector. He closed off his speech by giving the women a Recipe for Success: “Heat up an idea, take action, mix it up with passion and belief then add a dash of persistence”.
BWA Limpopo Chairperson, Princess Tsakani Nkambule gave a presentation about the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (Bwasa) mentioning its mission, vision and the programmes that are run by all the 7 regional branches of Bwasa. Her topic was titled “Strategies for a successful entrepreneur. Nkambule is quoted to have said that every women should develop an effective support system, improve her network, participate in dialogue about women in business and take responsibility for her own development. Nkambule briefly spoke about these strategies and expressed their importance to any women that would want to thrive in the business world.
Modiba further informed that the event marked the launch of the Sekhukhune BWA branch where a remarkable 109 women from all over the Sekhukhune district availed themselves for this day. The Sekhukhune branch will be coordinated by Frida Maphalla, an executive committee member of BWA Limpopo.
“BWA Limpopo would like to thank all the women who attended the event and wish to see them participating and benefiting from all other future BWA activities. We also extend our invitation of membership to all women in Limpopo to become members of this organisation which is a platform for the inspiration and empowerment of women.
Modiba may be contacted on 015 298 8391 or email: Limpopo@bwasa.co.za.