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No plan to close down the Small Business department

The Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development has welcomed report from Minister Lindiwe Zulu that there is no plan whatsoever to close down the Department of Small Business Development. The report came out during the committee meeting, in which the department was invited to urgently present its revised strategic plan. The committee needed a revised […]

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Small business benefits from training programmes

Government agencies, put in place to  provide business advisory services to small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs), are making an impact in assisting them to grow. “The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) ran a coaching and mentorship programme at three locations in KwaZulu-Natal assisting 90 businesses, which resulted in an overall increase in turnover of […]

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Minister Zulu to launch 22 On Sloane startup campus

The highly anticipated launch of 22 On Sloane, Africa’s newest and biggest entrepreneurial campus, in Bryanston, Johannesburg, is music to the ears of many startups, entrepreneurs and inventors alike, not only in South Africa, but on the continent at large. Arguably one of the most difficult challenges facing business-minded rookies is first securing financing, followed […]

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South Africa unlocking opportunities in Chinese market

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is using her time in China to help unlock the Chinese market for South Africa’s small businesses and cooperatives. “The over 30 businesses that we have brought here and many others back home are looking for an opportunity to grow their businesses. Our participation at this year’s China International Small […]

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SA, China host small business enterprises fair

South Africa will co-host the China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF) which aims to unlock markets for small businesses and cooperatives. The 2017 edition of CISMEF is taking place from Tuesday until Friday in Guangzhou city, Guandong province in China. Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu will lead a delegation, supported by North […]

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Centre for Entrepreneurship launched in Free State

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on Friday launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship in Welkom, Free State, saying such a centre will promote entrepreneurship as a career of choice. The centre is the ninth such hub in the country. The launch of the centre forms part of the sixth National Imbizo Focus Week themed ‘Together we […]

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Women-in-Maize celebrates first harvest season

A multi-million Rand investment by South African Breweries (SAB), Department of Small Business Development and the Agriculture Reasearch Council (ARC), Women-in-Maize, which supports the empowerment of women-run maize farms, began its first successful harvest season through the Ekangala Primary Cooperative. Ekangala Primary Cooperative, a 100% women-owned and run business, is one of the first participants […]

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