College rapid incubator launched

2016-08-18 06:00
PHOTO:     precious       gumede At the event Esayidi TVET student representative council members (from left) Lungisani Ngube-langa, Masimbonge Mathenjwa, Thobeka Sikhakhane, Nompilo Malaphana and Pheza Mafuya.

PHOTO: precious gumede At the event Esayidi TVET student representative council members (from left) Lungisani Ngube-langa, Masimbonge Mathenjwa, Thobeka Sikhakhane, Nompilo Malaphana and Pheza Mafuya.

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THE Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), Singatha, Esayidi TVET incubatees and local SMMEs gathered at Esayidi TVET College Port Shepstone campus in Oslo Beach for the official launch of the Esayidi Rapid Incubator and Centre last Friday.

The incubator is aimed at developing and training existing and emerging small business enterprises within the college, and is part of Singatha business programme.

Nosipho Khonkwane, Seda executive member, said the aim is to promote the mortality rate of KZN SMMEs.

Seda and stakeholders researched in international countries and adopted strategies that will assist with the programme.

“We went to various countries gathering­ information on how we could develop and start the incubator programme.

“We went to India and adopted a number of strategies before implementing them,” she said.

She said this specific incubator is among many others and will focus on mixed sectors that will enable beneficiaries­ to create sustainable businesses.

TVET principal Dr Sipho Nzimande­ explained the role of the college in youth enterprise and said the centre will turn ambition into reality. He said the youth need to be mentoredto they can achieve their goals in the business industry.

Nzimande said the college will work hard in closing the unemployment gap in the community.

Ugu District Municipality management assured stakeholders that the municipality will partner with the college­ ensuring that incubator graduates­ get assistance from local economic development offices.

Seda CEO, Mandisa Tshikwatamba, said she was pleased to see that the incubatees from the college have already started addressing and working on solutions to problems submitted by the industry.

Tshikwatamba encouraged the college to duplicate the programme in its other campuses.

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