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An on the job distance learning course with an optional presential course for project implementers and policy makers. The majority of the world’s poor earn their living in small-scale enterprises and farms. By helping these businesses increase profits, sales and assets, we can reach the poor and...
Cllr SW Mdabe, Chairperson of SALGA KZN
The government of KwaZulu-Natal made a resolution that all district municipalities should establish development agencies as drivers for regional economic development. This resolution was made at a September 2012 Cabinet Lekgotla and almost a year later it is finally taking effect with SALGA KZN and...
Meet Joe Gqabi Economic Development Agency: Beverley Gush 1. Who is Bev? Bev: Previously the Internal Driver during the pre establishment phase of Joe Gqabi Economic Development Agency and is currently seconded to the Agency as a Project manager. Once my secondment has come to an end I will return...
“I want to give up I am so frustrated!” Veronica from Vero's Restaurant and Take Aways I was driving back from a recent trip in the Eastern Cape with Fikile, one of the local municipal LED managers, and this was his comments after a frustrating few months supporting SMME’s in his area. Exciting...
The question we get asked the most by those seeking our support is “What do we have to do to make our SMME support programme successful?” And we have a great answer: “Create successful business people, so that they can create successful businesses!” And at the heart of a great SMME support...
Meet Hibiscus Coast Development Agency Champion: Nkateko Mathebula! Here's what he had to say: 1. What are the two words you would use to describe yourself Nkateko: Enthusiastic and Charisma 2. What’s your favourite book and quote Nkateko: Favourite book “ How to kill a man’s pride” and quote “...
Clem Sunter (news24.com) "I was chatting to Nick Binedell yesterday at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. He is the Director of this business school and is widely acknowledged for his role of turning the institution into one of the leading centres of business education in...