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Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Chef Siba to engage aspiring young entrepreneurs

A WOMAN FOR ALL SEASONS: The HIV/AIDS Unit is hosting international multi-award-winning chef and culinary extraordinaire, author and entrepreneur, Siba Mtongana. A WOMAN FOR ALL SEASONS: The HIV/AIDS Unit is hosting international multi-award-winning chef and culinary extraordinaire, author and entrepreneur, Siba Mtongana.

CPUT alumna and celebrity chef, Siba Mtongana will be joining an interactive webinar touching on topics such as young women empowerment and personal development.

Staff and students are invited to join the Young Women Empowerment programme for an interactive conversation with Mtongana, on 7 August 2021 from 10 am via Zoom. “Having a woman of Siba’s calibre to come to share her experiences and advice with us all is such an honour. She encompasses everything we want young women in society to develop and aspire to be, so we would love for you all to join us and share in the experience,” said Melanie Marais, Head of the HIV/AIDS Unit

Marais said the purpose of the event is to empower young women in terms of conversations with influential and well-known women such as Mtongana.  “We are proud to know she is a CPUT alumna.

“She is popularly known to be an international multi-award winning chef, culinary extraordinaire, author and entrepreneur.”

The Young Women Empowerment Programme is an initiative of the Division of Student Affairs, championed by the HIV/Aids Unit.  This initiative started about four years ago after the Unit noticed an increase in gender-based violence and the plight of many women in society. Through being relevant and responsive to these problems women face on almost a daily basis, the Unit aims to empower young women in terms of entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development and reproductive health awareness. This programme is also known to the neighbouring universities and technical and vocational education and training colleges and the Institution, therefore, extended the invitation to them as well. The hashtag is #YoungWomenLeadingTheChange

The end goal is to create opportunities for youth to learn from experienced and influential members of society and give them the platform to engage celebrities and businesswomen of Siba’s calibre.  “With Siba being an award-winning chef, entrepreneur and owner of SIBA the Restaurant, she will be able to share some great tips to aspiring young entrepreneurs on how to overcome challenges especially during these trying times,” Marais remarks.

This webinar is open to everyone so be sure to use the link provided below to join •Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96619691425?pwd=TGZsOHk5WnhnQjlpT3I1VnpnVS9Ndz09 Meeting ID: 966 1969 1425 Passcode: 702974 

Any additional information regarding the webinar can be found on the poster and for any enquiries email KubhekaB@cput.ac.za.

We hope to see you all there #wearecput #SibaMtongana #yweprogramme #InConversation #webinaralert

Written by Aphiwe Boyce