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Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams | South Africans can agree on one thing: We need more jobs

The country's multiple challenges of deep poverty, unemployment and inequality are both unacceptable and unsustainable, writes Small Business Development Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

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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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