The Gauteng Province and General Electric have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on projects in Energy and Healthcare.
Under the MoU, GE and the Office of the Premier will work together to identify critical areas for collaboration and leverage on the vast economic opportunities within the Gauteng Province.
The collaboration will see GE support the Premier’s Office’s “Tshepo 1 Million” programme, an employment creation and entrepreneurship development programme aimed at training, skilling and mentoring young people through empowering projects.
“Our social responsibility platform aims to empower people by building valuable skills, equipping communities with new tools and technology and elevating innovative ideas that are helping solve Africa’s challenges,” said Jay Ireland, President and Chief Executive, GE Africa.
He added that the collaboration reinforces GE’s commitment to support South Africa’s socio-economic growth through innovative and localized solutions.
GE has signed MoUs with Governments of several countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Angola and Ghana to develop infrastructure projects, including sustainable energy solutions, providing efficient and reliable transportation as well as improving access to quality healthcare.