By Amerandi Valentyn

The long anticipated Pietie Fredericks Youth Centre in Piketberg, a R5.5 million investment project within the Bergrivier Municipal Area is nearing completion.
This project was a positive partnership between Bergrivier Municipality and PPC De Hoek, Suiderland Plase, Tip Trans and the Western Cape Provincial Government.
The purpose of the youth centre is to develop strong youth leaders for the future of the Bergrivier Municipal Area. The centre will run various programmes to physically and mentally develop young people through indoor sports, aftercare, tutoring lessons, and other skills development initiatives.
Alletta van Sittert, Manager: Strategic Services at Bergrivier Municipality, mentioned that one of the constraints as a municipality is the lack of sufficient development facilities for the youth. “The Municipality decided that the Pietie Fredericks Youth Centre would be an ideal youth development initiative.
It is for this reason that partnerships are being seeked all the time, including partnership with Provincial Departments. Furthermore, to ensure an integrated approach, youth facilities are combined with other community needs to ensure maximum utilisation and a holistic approach to the whole of society”.
Phase 1 entails the building of parts of the structure. This is expected to be completed before the end of March 2022. Local construction businesses are being given the opportunity to deliver services through out the duration of the project. Phase 2 will be primarily funded by the Western Cape Government and this will commence in April 2022.


Finansiële Nuus

News24 Business | Why your business should not be your retirement plan

Small business owners should not rely solely on their businesses to generate a retirement income. [Read More]

News24 Business | What benefits does my medical scheme offer for mental health?

Medical schemes are obliged to offer all members certain mental health benefits, but if your condition is not one of those listed, more comprehensive and expensive options typically provide the best benefits. [Read More]

News24 Business | Medical aid members are paying 25% to 30% more than they should due to NHI limbo

In a long wait for National Health Insurance, medical scheme healthcare reform is in limbo, resulting in members paying 25 to 30 percent more for membership than they could be. [Read More]

News24 Business | Buying a car? Here's a handy financial check list

Whether you need a car to feel safe or to feel fabulous, or just to get from A to B, choosing carefully will potentially save you a lot of money and many regrets. [Read More]

News24 Business | OPINION | Stressed about money? It may be time to change your thinking

Most of us struggle to use money in a way that serves us well. But you can learn to use it as a tool that can serve you well, writes Marguerite Engelbrecht. [Read More]

Business Tech

Ramaphosa addressed the nation for the last time before the 2024 elections, praising his administration's accomplishments over the past five years.
These are the professions that offer the salaries needed to afford some of the most expensive private schools in South Africa.
South African motorists have endured tremendous pain at the pumps with large petrol and diesel price increases.
Water supply constraints has seen over a third of households faced water interruptions in the past year, with some provinces seeing rates much higher.
South Africa may still be facing some challenges, but the mood in the country is substantially more optimistic.