Boosting women-owned businesses

13 August 2014

SAWIC, an association that advocates women in the construction industry, is about to sign a MoU with the national Department of Human Settlements which will boost women-owned businesses across the country.

The Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu announced that 30% of all human settlements projects with a rand value of over R35 billion of the R150 billion projected budget over five years will be awarded to companies and cooperatives owned by women.

“The MoU will be necessary for accreditation of SAWIC as a housing institution, and therefore, it should be given the necessary attention and support,” said Minister Sisulu who was speaking at a two-day policy convention of SAWIC.

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