Minister Zulu announce Top 40 Gazelles

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Minister announced the 2017 National Gazelles group on the 1st of December 2017. The National Gazelles is an integrated business growth acceleration programme focusing on small and medium enterprises with an annual turnover of between R1 million and R30 million. High-growth small and medium enterprises selected for this prestigious national…

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DSBD proudly supports DEMO Africa 2017

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The Department of Small Business Development participated in DEMO Africa from the 23rd to the 24th of November 2017. This year’s DEMO Africa Conference was hosted in Partnership with the Department of Small Business Development, City of Ekurhuleni, Department of Science and Technology and the LIONS partners. DEMO Africa is one of the…

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Minister Zulu launch Africa’s largest startup

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Minister Lindiwe Zulu, together with Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Jonathan Ortmans -GEN President and Richard Branson – founder of the Virgin Group officially launched Africa’s largest startup campus, on the 10th November 2017 in Bryanston, Johannesburg, The launch of 22 ON SLOANE, Africa’s newest and biggest entrepreneurial campus, coincided…

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The Department participated in GovTech 2017

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The Department participated in GovTech 2017. The four-day conference which kicked-off on 30th October 2017 to 01 November 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, aims to unpack pressing public sector problems and focus on finding meaningful ICT solutions to solve these issues to dramatically change the status quo….

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DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES YOUTH ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

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The Department of Small Business Development and its agency, Small Enterprise Development Agency launched the Rapid Youth Incubator at Motheo TVET College in Bloemfontein on the 15th September 2017. Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Nomathemba November delivered the keynote address. The Rapid Incubation programme focuses on an 18-month…

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DEPARTMENT HOST A DIALOGUE WITH ENTREPRENEURS WITH DISABILITIES

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The Department of Small Business Development in collaboration with various stakeholders hosted the Disability Engagement Session on 27 July 2017 to 28 July 2017 in eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu/Natal. The primary focus of the engagement/workshop was to communicate services that entrepreneurs with disabilities can access, communicate challenges and constraints experienced in accessing…

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The Department of Small Business handed over tractors to 3 cooperatives

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The Department of Small Business handed over tractors to three cooperatives on Thursday, 27 July 2017 at Sophia Park, Kwabhaca (formerly known as Mount Frere). Acting DDG Lindokhuhle Mkhumane and Alfred Nzo District Municipality Executive Mayor, Sixolile Mehlomakhulu led the ceremony.  The handover saw these cooperatives showcasing their dry beans…

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Minister Zulu embarks on youth empowerment in Free State

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Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu delivered a keynote address at the Youth Empowerment Day held at Odendaalrus, Free State. The event was geared towards creating a platform for economic dialogue between various stakeholders, transferring of business skills, facilitating in the establishment of Co-operatives and enhancing mentorship and…

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MINISTER LINDIWE ZULU DELIVERS TRUCK TO A SMALL BUSINESS

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Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu handed over a truck to Gridbow Engineers as part of the Gazelles programme on the 11th July 2017. Gridbow Engineers was funded to the tune of R800 000 and the amount was used to purchase a truck. Gridbow Engineers is a 100% black-owned…

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