Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale hands over equipment to informal traders in Limpopo, 17 to 21 Sept

14 Sep 2018

Limpopo informal traders score big from the Department of Small Business Development

Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Mr Cassel Mathale will handover equipment to informal traders in various areas in Limpopo starting on Monday the 17th of September 2018.

The Department is mandated to create an enabling environment for small businesses including informal and micro enterprises as well as cooperatives to thrive through its enterprise development instruments. The Informal Micro Enterprise Development Programme (IMEDP) has been initiated as one such instrument and designed specifically to focus on the informal sector since it has been identified as a potential and high employing sector.

Deputy Minister Mathale said “We are proud of this intervention especially because it includes skills development, compliance support, equipment, machinery, infrastructure and technological support for informal and micro enterprises which is vital for their success”

The Department will be handing over these equipment to eligible beneficiaries at various ceremonies and members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Monday, 17 September 2018
Time: 10h00 – 12h30
Venue: Letaba Show Grounds, Tzaneen

Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 (Postponed)
Time: 10h00 – 12h30
Venue: OR Tambo Hall, Modimolle Local Municipality

Date: Friday, 21 September 2018
Time: 10h00 – 12h30
Venue: Dutch Reformed Church, 30 Grobler str, Polokwane

“It is critical that we advance support to informal traders to ensure that we stimulate the local economy and our traders have an opportunity to increase their income and improve food security in the country" Mathale concluded

Enquiries:
Noko Manyelo - Spokesperson
Cell: 060 972 5221
Email: nmanyelo@dsbd.gov.za

Sheila Mphaphathe
Marketing Specialist: SEDA
Cell: +27 79 793 5365 
Email: smphaphathe@seda.org.za

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