The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) has approved payment worth R513 million for small businesses whose finances have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa says the department will intensify its efforts to help women and young people from townships to get business opportunities in the sector, as government makes a push for an inclusive economy.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the sector is ready for the 2017 academic year.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has placed the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) under administration.
The small business sector is beginning to take its rightful place as the engine of South Africa’s economy, according to Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.
Cabinet has welcomed the R20 million Enterprise Development Pilot Project that aims to revitalise the country’s industrial parks and support the integration of local economic development to bolster the small business sector.