Vuka Africa Foundation Trade Mission set to empower entrepreneurs in the Eastern Cape

Vuka Africa Foundation will be hosting a Trade Mission in a form of a business forum, which will be focusing on exploring business opportunities that are available in the province, details are as follows:

Date: 17 April 2015

Time: 09:00 – 16:00

Venue: Community Church, 5 Circular Drive, Bisho

 

The Vuka Africa Foundation is about the message of restoration to the continent of Africa; and began taking the message from province to province in South Africa which began with the Western Cape in March 2015, following a very successful trade mission to Ethiopia in January. The message of restoration is calling the people of Africa to take their responsibility to build and develop their continent and to make it a better place in which to live.  The key is to receive the message and for everyone to bring their gifts, talents, skills, capabilities, networks and experience to rebuild and restore the land of their forefathers. The other important element is for Africans to accept and value who they are.  African people must be encouraged to love the land of their birth and proudly develop and preserve it. Patriotism has to be re-established in the minds of the people who, for many decades, were made to be non-citizens.  Vuka Africa takes the message of restoration in song through concerts, kingdom trade missions and prayer revivals.

Eastern Cape (EC) is a province that has come to be known for poor infrastructure development, lack of resources and opportunities, high unemployment rates, poor education facilities and matric pass rates.  One cannot highlight the issues faced by the EC without acknowledging its past. More than most regions, the geography of the Eastern Cape has been shaped by the extent of former so-called “homelands.” Overall, a third of the people in this province live in these areas, which were historically the poorest, most excluded and most oppressed. Over half the population of the province stays in the former Transkei and Ciskei. That is the highest ratio of the population living in former homelands of any province besides Limpopo. There is a great need to bring interventions into the Eastern Cape that will make a lasting impact on the people of this province.

The greatest wealth of Africa is its people. Its natural resources are a key strength.  It’s critical to develop Eastern Cape’s people in order for them to administer and manage the resources and affairs of their own province, bringing solutions for all its challenges. “We strongly believe that physical restoration of provinces in South Africa will flow from spiritual restoration” says Apostle Linda Gobodo, founder of Vuka Africa Foundation. The church has a mission and the mandate to the people of Africa to empower them and engage them holistically so that Christianity permeates not only their religion but also culture, politics, economics and social relationships for the better. This is even more needed in South Africa especially at this time when the country is facing so many challenges such as high unemployment rate.

For more information on the trade mission, please contact Tshegofatso Motaung on +27 83 405 9486 or e-mail her at tshego@vukaafricafoundation.co.za

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Statement Issued on 14 April 2015 by the Vuka Africa Foundation

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