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Youth Challenge Fund coverage

sefa's Youth Challenge Fund was featured recently in the Ilanga Newspaper. 

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CEO Interview - Umhlobo Wenene

sefa CEO, Mxolisi Matshamba, speaks to Umhlobo Wenene listeners about sefa and how the agency can assist their small enterprises.

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CEO interview - Capricorn FM

sefa CEO, Mxolisi Matshamba, explained to listeners what sefa is and how the agency can assist their small enterprises.

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Business Day Empowerment - sefa feature

sefa was featured in the Business Day Empowerment 2021 Publication

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Government launches R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund

Government on Tuesday launched the Tourism Equity Fund aimed at creating an inclusive and growing tourism sector by supporting entrepreneurship and investment on the supply side of the tourism sector.

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R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund launched to bolster transformation

New funding source for black-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs in an industry hard-hit by Covid-19.

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R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund launched to help women, the disabled and black entrepreneurs break into the sector

President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the fund on Tuesday, at a time when lockdown regulations have crippled the usually lucrative industry.

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Government launches R1.2bn tourism equity fund to drive change in the sector

Tourism Equity Fund aims to increase the participation of black-owned enterprises in the R400bn sector. 

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Funding agency devoted to job creation

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) is automating its application process for funding to improve service delivery as more and more small businesses apply for assistance.

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Minister dismisses DA claims of mismanagement of small business Covid-19 relief funds

Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says she is appalled at the misinformation peddled by the Democratic Alliance (DA) about the expenditure of the small business COVID-19 relief funds.

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Sefa’s blended funding gives a lifeline to start-ups

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) is gearing itself towards supporting start-ups with its blended finance programme that offers a combination of a grant and a loan to small businesses.

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CEO interview Radio 702

42.7% of small businesses were forced to close as a result of the lockdown. Its incredible just how many businesses have been battered by lockdown and Covid-19. SEFA has set aside a billion rand to help small businesses recover from the impact of the virus.

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