Help for small businesses, start ups

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will this year focus on significantly expanding the small business incubation programme. The incubation programme provides budding entrepreneurs with physical space, infrastructure and shared services, access to specialised knowledge, market linkages, training in the use of new technologies and access to finance. “The incubation programme currently consists of a network of 51 technology business incubators, 10 enterprise supplier development incubators and 14 rapid youth incubators. “As part of the expansion of this programme, township digital hubs will be established, initially in four provinces, with more…

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Government, social partners pull together to save and create jobs

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Day one of the Jobs Summit in Gauteng kicked off with the signing of a framework agreement that will be a lodestar to revive the economy, save jobs and create new ones. The agreement details a comprehensive set of actions to be taken by government, industry and social partners to create much needed employment, protect existing jobs, grow South African exports and boost domestic demand by encouraging the buying of local products. “The framework provides the outline of an emerging social compact to grow an inclusive…

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Government to transform agricultural sector

The government is looking into transforming the agricultural sector so that it allows the entry of black people to participate meaningfully in the economy and the food production value chain. The agriculture sector has been identified as a key platform for both transformation and growth and job creation which could create one million jobs by 2030. “Let me emphasise that that such transformation does not mean destroying what we have and what works. It also does not mean that we want to destroy commercial agriculture. We fully support all our…

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