12 Jun 2018

Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will launch Ekurhuleni West Centre For Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator on Thursday, 14 June 2018 in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni.

The Rapid Incubation programme allows student graduates an entrepreneurial platform to commercialise their vocational skills and move them from “job seekers to job creators”. The programme seeks to utilise the skills of TVET graduates to encourage and promote an entrepreneurship culture and providing the student incubates with the necessary tools and techniques to establish their own businesses, and thus contributing to economic growth and job creation.

The Rapid Incubation Programme is part of the Department of Small Business Development’s programme to address the issue of youth unemployment in South Africa. It is the first incubation programme in South Africa to offer seed-funding to the incubatees through structured pitching sessions which the incubatees can apply for.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018
Time: 9h00
Venue: Ekurhuleni West Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator (CfERI), Kathorus Campus; 782 Palime Section; Corner Motaung and Poole Streets; 782 Phadima Road, Nadustria, Katlehong

Cornelius Monama
Spokesperson: Ministry of Small Business Development
Cell: +27 60 960 3158
E-mail: Cmonama@dsbd.gov.za