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Entrepreneurs Day set to boost SA’s SMMEs

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) will host its second annual Entrepreneurs Day in provinces around the country during November and December in an effort to provide entrepreneurs with access to information they need to start or grow their businesses.

Entrepreneurs Day 2009 will be officially launched by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Bongi Ntuli and the Seda CEO, Ms Hlonela Lupuwana, at a cocktail function to be held on the 4th November in Limpopo.

The event forms part of government’s proactive strategy to support, develop and sustain South Africa’s SMME sector.

“Access to information is one of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs in responding effectively to identified opportunities. Entrepreneurs Day not only aims to improve this access, but also provide the best possible SMME services and advice, all under one roof,” says Lupuwana.

All dti agenciesand a host of other organisations providing SMME support and services will exhibit and provide information at the various provincial events.

Participants will receive information on, among others:

1.   Starting and running a business

2.   How to register  a business

3.   Advice on forming a cooperative,

4.   Access to funding

These potential, as well as existing enterprises will also be able to network with exhibitors and other participants – a major benefit for SMMEs.

Entrepreneurs Day will be held in the following provinces:

 

Provincial Seda branch

Venue

Time

Date

Provincial contact person

Telephone numbers

Gauteng- Tshwane Events Centre, Pretoria

Tshwane Event Centre

Soutter Street

Tshwane

09h00am

5th Nov

Mr Andries Molala

012 441 1216

Limpopo -Thohoyandou

Thohoyandou Town Hall

08h30am

5th Nov

Mr Koenie Slabbert

015 297 4422

Western Cape- George (Eden District)

Transnet Railway Museum

Mission Street

George

5th Nov: 14h00 – 18h00

6th Nov: 09h00 – 18h00

7th Nov: 09h00 – 14h00

5th, 6th & 7th Nov

Ms Denise  Dookoo

021 596 1300

North West -Klerksdorp

Klerksdorp City Hall

Matlosana

09h00am

18th Nov

Mr Mlungisi Makhubalo

014 592 9461

KwaZulu Natal -Pietermaritzburg

YMCA Building

Cnr of Albert Luthuli and Alexander Road in Pietermaritzburg

09h00 am

26th Nov

Mr Lindokuhle Nkomonde

031 277 9500

Mpumalanga Secunda

eMbalenhle Sasol Club, Secunda

09h00am

20th Nov

Ms Busisiwe Hlatshwayo

013 755 6046/7

Free State Welkom (Lejweleputswa)

Zuka Baloyi Stadium

Thabong

Welkom

09h00am

25th Nov

Ms Winkie Direko

051 444 4267

Northern Cape- Pixley ka Seme

De Aar District

 Pixley ka Seme

09h00am

10th Dec

Mr Blessing Plaatje

053 839 5700

Entrance is free. Participants can contact Seda on its toll-free number, 0860 103703 for more information.

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF

Seda – Small Enterprise Development Agency

ISSUED BY

HKLM Connect

CONTACT

Mrs Linda Shilakwe

(011) 461 6694 or 084 597 8881

E-MAIL

lshilakwe@hklm.co.za

CLIENT CONTACT (Seda)

Mr. Marius de Villiers

E-MAIL

mdevilliers@seda.org.za

TEL

012 441 1219

CLIENT CONTACT (Seda)

Mrs Tsholofelo Kgole

E-MAIL

tkgole@seda.org.za

TEL

012 441 1317