The Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Mr Buti Manamela, MP, will roll-out the Decade of the Artisan advocacy campaign. The campaign will take place at the Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus on the 25th of June 2021.

Under the theme, “It’s cool to be a 21st century artisan”, Manamela will address a limited number of learners from local high-schools due to lockdown regulations. The aim of the learner engagements is to motivate learners to consider artisanship as a career of choice in the 21st Century as well as share information on critical scarce skills that will advance the economy of the country.

About 30 000 artisans should be produced annually by year 2030 if the country is to advance on the economic development agenda.