Vendors join municipal database

2019-11-26 06:00
Some of the business owners who attended the workshop earlier this month.

Some of the business owners who attended the workshop earlier this month.

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A total of 12 vendors from Ward 116 have joined an empowerment programme hosted by the City of Cape Town.

The Vendor Database Workshop was hosted on Thursday 7 November at the Beacon Valley Community Hall in a bid to empower local businesses with the necessary skills to do business with the City.

The session forms part of a series of workshops hosted by the City which included a session held in Khayelitsha and two more sessions set to be held in Mfuleni and Somerset West.

The workshops further aim to ensure emerging businesses have the necessary skills to conduct business with the City.

Participants are encouraged to register on the City’s Community Vendor Database for business opportunities to the maximum of R100 000.

“The need to support vendors is in line with the City’s commitment to empower and ensure growth for small businesses. After receiving numerous complaints from small businesses that they are unable to secure business opportunities with the City, we have now created the Community Vendor Support programme to create opportunities for contractors in their local communities and wards,” says Mayco member for urban management, Grant Twigg.

Between the Mitchell’s Plain, Khayelitsha and Strand workshops already held during November, 150 local businesses have participated.

The Mitchell’s Plain event was open to any potential new and existing businesses that are already doing business with the City in ward 116.

Ward 116 covers Beacon Valley (Oval North Street and Trampoline Street); Mitchells Plain CBD (Mitchells Plain Industrial Area and Promenade Mall); Bongani (Denell Site); Ikwezi Park (West of Swartklip Road and Govan Mbeki Road, South of the R300 and East of the Railway Line, Lente Road and the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre; North of Highlands Street) and Montrose Park.

The nature of the Mitchell’s Plain businesses that participated are catering, photography, cleaning and building.

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