Last updated on May 12, 2022
Department of Small Business Development and its agencies to host roadshows in North West to unlock opportunities for SMMEs and co-operatives for economic growth and job creation
The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) and its agencies, the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa) will host Roadshows in the North West targeting SMMEs and Co-operatives on 12 – 13 May 2022.
The development and support of SMMEs is critical for economic recovery and job creation. SMMEs are the key drivers for job creation, therefore unlocking value chains for the benefit of small businesses remains critical in recovering an economy that has lost over a million jobs due the pandemic. Minister for Small Business Development, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and Deputy Minister Sidumo Dlamini are leading countrywide roadshows themed: “unlocking opportunities for SMMEs and Co-operatives for economic growth and job creation”.
The purpose of the roadshows is to showcase the work of the DSBD, its agencies and other strategic government departments. It is crucial for various stakeholders to work together in ensuring the desired impact, through the assessments of various challenges and highlighting lessons learnt in various districts. This can only be achieved through partnerships with both the public and private sectors. The Department will also utilize these roadshows as a partnership dialogue to engage with different stakeholders. These roadshows are critical in ensuring that there is a seamless engagement across all spheres of government.
Source: Government of South Africa