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The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) invites media to its fourth annual Global Incubation Day.

Incubation has been identified by government as a key priority area in facilitating transformation of the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation. Incubation Day, therefore, aims to build awareness of the services offered by Seda’s Technology Incubators – through which incubation services are provided - as well as showcase the successful enterprises that have come out of the incubation programme so as to encourage other start-up small enterprises to make use of the incubation services.

The Technology Business Incubators assist small enterprises find their feet in a protected environment, free of many elements that contribute to small enterprises failing in their first two years of operation. There are currently 31 Incubators around the country focusing on, among others, the manufacturing, construction, information communication technology, mining beneficiation, agriculture, biotechnology, Chemistry and jewellery sectors.

Incubation Day will be hosted simultaneously in Johannesburg, Durban and Polokwane. The Durban event will also celebrate the new working partnership between Seda and the SmartXchange Incubator. The details are as follows:

Date: Friday, 9 March 2012
Time: 09h00
Gauteng – SoftStart – Business Technology Incubator – 220, 2nd Street, Randjespark, Midrand
Limpopo – Seda Limpopo Jewellery Incubator - 120 Rivier Street, Ladine, Polokwane
KwaZulu Natal – SmartXchange, 5th Floor, 5 Walnut Road, Durban

Gauteng – Liya Cherian, Tel: 012 441 1109, E-mail  
Limpopo – Sharon Mohale, Tel: 015 297 4422, E-mail  
KwaZulu Natal – Nathi Mzila, Tel: 031 277 9500, E-mail:

ISSUED BY: Seda - Small Enterprise Development Agency
MEDIA ENQUIRIES TO: Lindokuhle Nkomonde – Manager: Corporate Communications and Media Relations
TEL: 012 441 1210
Date: Friday, 02 March 2012