Govt. set to help businesses

2017-04-06 06:02

The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism says it would train about 1 000 entrepreneurs to improve their business skills.

This was announced by the MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, when he delivered his Budget Speech in the Western Cape legislature, last Wednesday.

“Through our Emerging Business Support Programmes, 2 000 entrepreneurs have received the training they need to pursue their ambitions.

In 2017/18, a further 1000 entrepreneurs will attend sessions across the province.

We have been able to drive this programme over the past two years through our collaboration with ABSA, a partner which shares in our commitment to growing entrepreneurs,” he said.

Winde also said the department would continue to provide affordable Wi-Fi to ensure that entrepreneurs are enabled to participate in the new global economy and to improve their communication.

“The onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterised by the confluence of a wave of new technologies, is reconfiguring the world we live in.

While governments around the globe have been challenged in keeping pace with these rapid changes, they have, in the main, yielded very positive impacts. Technology is dismantling barriers to industries.

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