SMMEs

Zulu Urges Foreigners to Share ‘Trade Secrets’

Small Business Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, says foreign shop owners must share their trade secrets with people in townships where they operate to curb violence and looting.

Zulu points out that, “Black people were never part of the economy of South Africa in terms of owning anything, therefore when they see other people coming from outside being successful they feel like the space is being closed by foreigners.”

She says that it is important for the foreigners to share with the South Africans about what it is that makes it possible for them to be successful.

SMMEs Need Skills Training: Zulu

Small Business Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, says black people’s businesses are the ones that are falling apart.

Addressing the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa summit on 29 October 2014, Zulu expressed concern over the statistics showing that almost 80 percent of small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMMEs) fail in their first year.

Speaking on AM Live, the minister says SMMEs need skills training and access to markets to thrive.

Zulu Calls on SMMEs to Pay Tax

Small Business Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, says the tax needs of small and medium enterprises (SMME) need to be balanced with those of government.
 
Speaking during the national SMME policy colloquium in Johannesburg, Zulu noted that, "Tax is important for the country, so that even those that are in business, who... want to be assisted by government, there must be an understanding that money is taken from tax."
 

​Department Prioritises SMMEs

The Department of Small Business Development has been allocated R1.3 billion for the 2016/17 financial year‚ of which it says 83 percent will go towards its core business - strengthening small businesses and cooperatives.

The department spokesperson, Cornelius Monama, points out that, “The department has allocated R634 million to the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) of which R140 million will go to Technology Support Programme‚ and R13 million to capacity building for small businesses.

Phakamani Foundation: Administration Clerk

Phakamani Foundation is a non-governmental, Christian nonprofit organisation that provides training, micro-loans and post loan support to poor women who wish to start their own micro-businesses. Currently Phakamani has over 10 000 clients and in 12 Branches.

Phakamani Foundation seeks to appoint an Administration Clerk, based at its Head Office in White River, Mpumalanga.

Phakamani Foundation: Branch Manager

Phakamani Foundation is a non-governmental, Christian nonprofit organisation that provides training, micro-loans and post loan support to poor women who wish to start their own micro-businesses. Currently Phakamani has over 10 000 clients and in 12 Branches.

Phakamani Foundation seeks to appoint a Branch Manager for one of its Branches in Limpopo.

Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme: Sale / Marketing

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) is a nonprofit company established to facilitate the implementation of Sustainable Tourism Practices in Smaller Accommodation Establishments (SAEs) and Tourism SMMEs across South Africa.  The aim of the programme is to contribute significantly to the objectives of National Tourism Sector Strategy as well as the National Development Plan Vision 2030.

Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme seeks to appoint a young, dynamic and self-motivated Sale/Marketing, based in Johannesburg working countrywide.

Khuthaza: Construction SMME Incubator Manager

Khuthaza Development Solutions (Khuthaza) is a nonprofit company involved in capacity building in the housing and construction sectors since 1995, aims to establish a Construction Incubator in Johannesburg. Khuthaza has run Contractor Development programmes for nearly 15 years and thus the proposed Construction Incubator is based on years of experience and strong industry relationships.

Khuthaza is working on the establishment of a business incubator for SMMEs in the construction and built environment sectors.

Nation Builder - Encouraging Great CSI Ground-Up

While too many of South Africa’s long-established corporate social investment (CSI) foundations, trusts and programmes tie themselves up in knots about how to change society through being ‘programmatic’, or National Development Plan (NDP) aligned’, or through searching development’s Holy Grail of ‘measurable impact’, there is a vast amount of other CSI going on under the radar.

Spazas Looted in Xenophobic Attacks

Residents of Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, say the killing of two Zimbabwean nationals and widespread looting of shops that are owned by foreign nationals are the result of frustrations over joblessness and poverty.

Police say the suspect shot the two after they tried to rob him, adding that residents then tried to destroy the shop.

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