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State of the Province Address and eKasiLab launch to take place in rainy Randfontein

2017/02/20 Staff Writer
‚ÄčIt’s a wet and rainy mornining in Randfontein where Premier Makhura is expected to deliver his 4th State of the Province Address today at the Greenhills Stadium.
Premier Makhura expected to provide progress on achievements and outline plans on how the current administration will continue to implement the programme for Transformation Modernisation and Reindustrialisation of Gauteng.
Following the delivery of the speech Premier  Makhura and the Innovation Hub- in partnership with the Westrand District Municipality and the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller  is expected to launch the eKasiLab Mohlakeng facility at the Mohlakeng Enterprise Hub. 
The programme intends to support entrepreneurs in the Smart Industry (ICT and manufacturing), green economy, biosciences and creative industries. eKasiLab is a business incubation programme that provides support services to township entrepreneurs. These centres are used as vehicles to promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the township to ensure that local communities are able to access the same services and facilities as those offered at The Innovation Hub located in Tshwane. 
There are currently three eKasiLabs facilities in the province.  These are eKasiLab Soweto, eKasiLab Garankuwa and eKasiLab Alexandra, and there is provincial commitment to launch more of these facilities in other Gauteng corridors namely eKasiLab Vaal / Sebokeng, eKasiLab Tembisa and eKasiLab Mamelodi.