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South Africa’s first co-operative management graduates are ready to start their co-operative journey

While youth unemployment has reached a new high in South Africa (70%), co-operatives from the KwaZulu-Natal province are offering internships to 50 young people about to graduate with a diploma in Co-operative Management.

KwaZulu-Natal is one of the poorest provinces of South Africa, but also one of the most committed to co-operative development. The three-year diploma course is sponsored by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT) of KwaZulu-Natal, in partnership with the University of Zululand.

Los cooperantes discuten la inclusión financiera en el Foro de los Líderes de SACCO

Los directores ejecutivos y gerentes de uniones de crédito de África se reunieron en marzo en Zambia en el 5º Foro de Líderes de uniones de ahorro y crédito (SACCOs) para discutir sobre varios problemas que afectan a las uniones de crédito. El evento fue organizado conjuntamente por la Confederación de Asociaciones de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito y la Asociación Nacional de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito de Zambia (NASCU) y reunió 156 participantes de 17 países.

Co-operators discussed financial inclusion at SACCO Leaders Forum 2014

Chief executives and managers of African credit and saving co-operatives met in Zambia in March to discuss on various issues affecting credit unions at the 5thSaving and Credit Union (SACCO) Leaders Forum.

La Co-operative Bank du Kenya augmente le nombre de ses bourses éducatives

La Co-operative Bank du Kenya a augmenté ses bourses d'études secondaires pour les enfants brillants mais financièrement défavorisés dans l'ensemble pays.

La réalisation de la Vision 2020 du Rwanda passe par les coopératives

Le gouvernement rwandais s'est engagé à faire croître le secteur coopératif à travers le pays comme moyen d'atteindre le développement durable. Lors d'une réunion avec des représentants du gouvernement du Lesotho, le ministre du Commerce et de l'Industrie M. François Kanimba a souligné la contribution importante des coopératives à la réalisation de la vision du gouvernement pour l'année 2020.

El Banco Cooperativo de Kenia aumenta las bolsas educativas a casi 2.800 estudiantes

El Banco Cooperativo de Kenia aumentó sus bolsas de enseñanza secundaria para los niños inteligentes peor desfavorecidos del país de 1.400 a casi 2.800 estudiantes para los próximos cuatro años.

Las cooperativas juegan un papel importante en cumplir la Visión 2020 de Ruanda

El gobierno de Ruanda está comprometido a incrementar los sectores cooperativos en el país como una manera de llegar a un desarrollo sostenible. Durante un encuentro con oficiales de Lesoto, el ministro de Comercio e Industria, François Kanimba, subrayó la contribución importante de las cooperativas en cumplir la visión del gobierno para el año 2020.

Kenyan Co-operative Bank increases education scholarships to almost 2,800 students

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has increased its secondary school scholarships for bright but financially disadvantaged children from all over the country to almost 2,800 students over the next 4 years, from the previous 1,400 students.

Co-operatives are key to achieving Rwanda’s 2020 Vision

The Rwandan government is committed to growing the co-operative sector across the country, as a means to achieve sustainable development. At a meeting with officials form Lesotho, Minister of Trade and Industry, François Kanimba highlighted the important contribution of co-operatives to achieving the government’s vision for 2020.

Launched in 2000 by Rwandan president Paul Kagame, Vision 2020 is a development programme designed to help the country achieve middle-income status by 2020 and to accelerate annual GDP growth to 10% over the period 2013-2018.

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