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Oliphant visits Cape Town Sheltered Employment Factories

by lloyd last modified 2011-02-04 11:00

4 February 2011

The significance of the Sheltered Employment Factories and the role they play are expected to take centre stage when Labour Minister, Nelisiwe Oliphant and the Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana visit two Cape Town Sheltered Employment Factories on Monday (07 Feb).

The Sheltered Employment Factories is an organization with a mission to offer short to long term employment to people with disabilities.

The aim of the visit is to view their operations, highlight their successes and look at measures that are being taken to address their challenges, including transformation issues. This relates particularly to the need to improve the demographics by increasing the recruitment of people with disabilities from disadvantaged communities.

“The Department of Labour inherited the Sheltered Employment Factories from the previous government, and has taken the bold step of embarking on a turnaround strategy that is aimed at converting these factories into bodies that have a clear and definable legal status, operate as efficient entities and serve to advance government’s national agenda on active participation in the economy of the country by people with disabilities”, Minister Oliphant said.

The media is invited and should RSVP to Temba Gubula@078-735-8809/ E-mail:

Details of the visits are as follows:

VENUE: Epping and N’Dabeni – Cape Town

TIME:     10H30 – 11H20 (Epping Factory, Granville Avenue Epping 1)

                11H30 – 13HOO (N’Dabeni Factory, Inyoni Street, N’dabeni)


Enquiries:  Mzobanzi Jikazana (Ministerial Spokesperson)




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