The Department of Small Business embarked on a public participation programme on SMME and Cooperative Development at Nkowankowa Multi-Purpose Centre in Tzaneen on the 23rd April 2018. Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale delivered a keynote address. Mathale was joined by the Mayor of Greater Tzaneen Municipality Maripe Mangena, Executive Mayor of Mopani District Nkakareng Rakgoale and the Leadership of Nkuna Tribal Authority.
Mathale also paid a courtesy call to Chief Mohlaba of the Nkuna Tribal Authority. More than 20 Exhibitors showcased their products. Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale embarked on walkabout at the Exhibitions.
More than 500 people attended the prestigious event. “I am passionate and committed to the struggle to emancipate our people from the bondages of poverty and unemployment. This is the reason why today we have our agencies and other government departments to share with us opportunities that exists in all the sectors of our economy. We hope that after this session, we will see millionaires and billionaires emerge from this community,” Mathale said.