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South Africa: Gauteng Provincial Government Wants to do Business with More People with Disabilities
Source: Issued by: Gauteng Provincial Government
Source Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Nov 13, 2012

According to the Office of the Premier's Annual Report for the 2011/12 financial year, the OoP had a budget of more than R228 million. Of that amount, R66 million went to businesses owned by youth, women and people with disabilities.

"This is not nearly enough as we are still not meeting our targets as many people within the targeted groups are not coming forward to take advantage of these opportunities of doing business with government," Motloung said.

The GPG has targeted to spend 30-percent of its budget on women, 10-percent on youth, 5-percent on people with disabilities and 80-percent on Historically Disadvantaged Individuals.

"While we performed better in the past financial year in terms of giving more business to some of these designated groups; more can still need to be done. We again call on the targeted groups to organise themselves into co-operatives so that they can seize these opportunities," Motloung said.

Motloung added that they were putting emphasis on people with disabilities as this is the area where the province was not performing to expectations.

The GPG is confident that through its interventions more people from targeted groups will benefit from its procurement processes.

Enquiries:
Thebe Mohatle
Cell: 082 373 1146
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