A clean-up blitz as part of Mandela Day on Vincent Tshabalala Road (formerly London Road) on 17 and 18 July will rid Alexandra of the grime that now characterises this area.
The Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce (Galxcoc), in collaboration with Brace, Adreach Foundation, Brand SA and the Mandela Foundation, have set aside two days in which to deal with the filth in this section of the township.
“We’re hosting the London Road and Jukskei River clean-up project on the two days as part of our wider green economy and sustainable job creation concept for Alexandra,” said Galxcoc’s Lerato Moemise.
“The plan is to have a Blitz Clean Up Day of Vincent Tshabala Road and the Jukskei River under the banner of #GreeningAlex.”
The iconic township of Alexandra has been an area of presidential focus since 2001 as part of government’s initiative to address issues of underdevelopment in severely impoverished areas, or Presidential Poverty Nodes, in South Africa.
July 8, 2015
The Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Galxcoc) and the Joburg City Council invite businesses, in particular, small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) to an exhibition of products and services of government regulatory units, the private sector and other strategic partners.
Interested residents are also invited.
The event titled, SMME Access to Information and Opportunities Open Exhibition, will be at the Altrec Sports Complex on 6 May from 10am to 3pm.
It will be a platform for public-private partnerships to help grow the local economy and encourage big business to invest and partner with Alex SMMEs using enterprise and supplier development tools.
Exhibitors will include Sars, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, National Empowerment Fund, law firm Bowman and Gilfillan, Discovery Health, Business Place and Nedbank.
May 3, 2016
A similar expo is held earlier this year.
The Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GALXCOC) will take part in Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by hosting one of Alex’s first exhibition expos.
The expo will be held from 17 to 19 November at Alex Mall.
Sihle Mlambo, youth and project coordinator for Galxcoc, said GEW was a motivational event which enabled every country to align a varied collection of players, programmes and information to better support entrepreneurship.
He said other organisations were approached to take part in the expo, but no response was received.
Mlambo urged residents to come and experience the expo as it would boost the entrepreneurship market in the community.
November 13, 2017
The Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GALXCOC) added the prestigious 2017 Annual National Chamber of Commerce and Industry award to their 2014 and 2015 collections..
The contest, held at Hilton Hotel, Sandton included chambers of some major metropolitans countrywide and was attended by Gauteng Premier, David Makhura and Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu.
GALXCOC president Mpho Motsumi attributed the victory to their social and economic transformation programmes which integrate emerging businesses of formerly marginalised groups into the mainstream economy. “We use economic sector opportunities to reduce poverty through employment generation, open doors for emerging entrepreneurs and unite society and enhance parity through equal access to goods and services in our still divided nation.
He said last year they were finalists as they were concentrating on developing tangible projects like the new Alex Mall which contributed to this year’s victory. The mall, he said, has decentralised and improved residents’ access to quality goods and services at reduced transport cost, created over 2 000 permanent jobs and is a springboard for other ancillary businesses including the taxi industry and informal traders.
November 30, 2017