small businesses

Social Grants Boosts Local Businesses

According to Khulekani Magubane, social grants paid by the state are helping retailers in township shopping centres weather tough economic conditions.

In this article titled ‘Social grants benefit retailers in township malls’, Magubane states that shopping centres in Diepsloot and Tembisa are consistently productive despite harsh economic condition because community members spend the social grant money.

Google Puts Small Businesses Online

Google, Vodacom and the Department of Trade and Industry have joined forces in a project that aims to place 10 000 small and medium businesses on the Internet for free.

Launched in Pretoria this week, the initiative provides a boost to the government’s efforts to reduce unemployment by encouraging entrepreneurs to start new businesses, as outlined in the New Growth Path, which aims to create five million jobs between 2011 and 2020.

NGO, Govt Sign MoU to Benefit SMEs

The Zimbabwean government has signed a memorandum of understanding with an international NGO, Technoserve International, which will see the latter injecting funds to help small businesses (SMEs) in that country.

The signing ceremony precedes a Cabinet resolution which endorsed the two partners to work together for the development of small and medium-scale enterprises in Zimbabwe.

Minister, Sithembiso Nyoni, has described the partnership as an indication that the Zimbabwean government is ready to work with anyone who has genuine interests to uplift the lives of the people.

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