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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MINISTER ZULU ELECTED SECOND VICE PRESIDENT – CODEPA

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MINISTER LINDIWE ZULU ELECTED SECOND VICE PRESIDENT OF COORDINATION COMMITTEE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF AFRICAN HANDICRAFTS (CODEPA) Minister of Small Development Ms Lindiwe Zulu was elected Second Vice-President of the Co-ordination Committee for Development and Promotion of African Handicrafts (CODEPA) at the 9th CODEPA Conference of Ministers held in…

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The Department goes digital in Youth Month

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The Department of Small Business Development in partnership with Facebook Africa hosted the Youth Enterprise Day in Newtown, Johannesburg on the 24th of June 2017. The full-day event was designed to inspire and help young entrepreneurs utilise digital platforms for business growth. The event featured a morning of inspirational talks and…

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MINISTER AND DEPUTY MINISTER DELIVER 2017/18 BUDGET VOTE 31

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Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, and Deputy Minister. Ms Nomathemba November delivered their Budget Vote speeches on Thursday, 18 May 2017 at the Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament, Cape Town. Both Minister and Deputy Minister used the occasion to outline the priorities of the department for the 2017/2018…

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Minister Zulu launch a Centre for Entrepreneurship in Welkom

Minister Lindiwe Zulu launched a Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) in MotseThabong, Welkom in the Free State Province on 21 April 2017. The centre is situated at the Goldfields TVET College to provide entrepreneurship education and business development services to college graduates. Specifically those who graduated in qualifications related to Renewable…

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