Minister for Small Business Development Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and Deputy Minister Sidumo Dlamini handed over equipment and working material as part of the Department's Informal Micro Enterprise Development Programme and Point of Sales equipment in Ugu District, KwaZulu-Natal. The total of 36 small businesses from rural and township areas operating in various sectors such spaza shops, clothing , textile, tshisanyama, butcheries , personal care, salons and automotive were supported. Additionally, as part of the Flood Relief Scheme, the Minister and Deputy Minister issued cheques to small businesses that lost equipment during the KZN floods.