The International Day of Cooperatives in South Africa, observed on the first Saturday of July every year, is a day to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by cooperatives in socio-economic development. The day also aims to raise awareness of the cooperative movement's contributions to resolving various economic, social, and environmental challenges.
Cooperatives have a long history in South Africa. In the early 20th century, cooperatives were formed to support black farmers and small businesses that were excluded from mainstream economic activities. During apartheid, cooperatives played a crucial role in organizing resistance and providing support to oppressed communities.After the fall of apartheid, cooperatives became an important tool for promoting economic development and empowerment among marginalized groups. Today, cooperatives play a vital role in various sectors of the economy, including agriculture, manufacturing, and services.
The International Day of Cooperatives in South Africa is celebrated by organizing various events and activities aimed at promoting cooperation, sharing experiences, and building networks. The day provides an opportunity for cooperatives to showcase their work, expand their networks, and share knowledge and experiences with other cooperatives both locally and internationally. The International Day of Cooperatives is observed annually on July 1st.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: UN Day of Cooperatives 2022