The Department of Small Business Development visited ZFM
The Department of Small Business Development visited the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality on the 17th and 18th September 2020. The purpose of this visit was to reach out to various Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) within the District to apply for funding through their Township and Rural Enterprise Programmes. The Department of Small Business Development is mandated to lead and coordinate an integrated approach to the promotion and development of entrepreneurship, small businesses and co-operatives, and ensure an enabling legislative and policy environment to support their growth and sustainability.
The intention of this visit to the ZF Mgcawu District was to introduce the Township and Rural Enterprise Programme to SMMEs with a focus of assisting them with applications for grant funding. The following Schemes were available for qualifying entrepreneurs:
- Spaza-shop support programme
- Clothing, leather & textiles support programme
- Small-Scale Bakeries and confectionaries support programme
- Autobody repairers and mechanics support programme (as well as small and independent auto-spares shops and informal automotive entrepreneurs)
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality urged all Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises to take full advantage of this opportunity for grant funding as this programme is in line with the economic interventions of government to harness and grow the township and rural economies. The Department Small Business Development visited all five Local Municipalities within the District over a two day period.