Event held for youths

2015-07-08 06:01

MORE start-up businesses are tapping into government’s basic business support services to solicit interventions and many of them have advanced to another level as a result.

This is according to Kedisaletse Williams, the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s (Seda) provincial manager.

She also highlighted that it was vital to acknowledge the huge contribution made by various stakeholders towards improving the small and me­dium enterprises in the province.

Williams was one of the speakers at a youth event hosted by Seda in collaboration with the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism in an effort to concentrate more on the youth in the province.

The event was held at the Mitah Seperepere Convention Centre in Kimberley on Tuesday, 30 June.

The day saw SMME’s, whose businesses have flourished irrespective of the challenges encountered in the enterprise development arena, being given a platform to intermingle, as well as to celebrate their succes-ses.

Williams’ sentiments were echoed by Senate Jonathan, a proud owner of Grafstien Entertainment, who said Seda’s interventions made it possible for his business to make a breakthrough into the entertainment industry as a result of the business training and promotional material received.

Bobby Bobeje from the department further motivated the youth to maximise on business opportunities that arise in their communities as those opportunities will not last forever.

“It is time to rise up and play an active role in your local community and in developing the economy through entrepreneurship,” Bobeje said.

Other stakeholders who shared invaluable information about their products and services included the Northern Cape SMME Trust, Sefa, Love Life, the National Youth Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as the Black Management Forum

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