ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
09 NOVEMBER 2018
 
EThekwini Is Ready To Host Global Entrepreurship Week
 
In the City’s quest to ensure that small business also have a slice of economic pie; eThekwini Municipality will host a series of business development workshops between 12 and 16 November in various parts of the city.
 
This is part of the commemoration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) which is celebrated worldwide in November with an aim of assisting aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs with skills and knowledge to grow their enterprises.
 
EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede said Small Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) are the backbone of many emerging economies.
“In our agenda to advance the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) small business are indispensable. This where most our women and the youth are making a living in light of the massive unemployment plaguing our country. We are very optimistic that these workshops are going to assist us in growing this sector of the economy” said Gumede.
 
Gumede said these workshops will be building on the foundation laid by Durban Business Fair held in September.
 
“Our sincere commitment in developing local entrepreneurs by presenting investment opportunities, market access and providing much needed knowledge will be evident during the GEW weeklong programme. We have partnered with reputable private companies who will be on site sharing their expertise which could open many doors for our people” added Gumede.
 
Members of the media are cordially invited to attend and report on GEW programmes detailed on the link below:
 
Entrance to attend these workshops is free.
 
For more information and to RSVP, contact Thabisile Khuboni on 031 311 4500, email: Thabisile.khuboni@durban.gov.za and Makhosazana Sibiya on 031 311 4500, email: makhosazana.sibiya@durban.gov.za
 
Media Enquiries: Msawakhe Mayisela on 0609664220 or Mthunzi Gumede on 0714127701
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality Acting Head of Communications Unit, Mandla Nsele.
 
 
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