SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE BEGIN VISITS TO SMMES

CAPE TOWN, The South African Parliamentary Committee on Small Business Development will from Monday begin visiting small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) in Free State Province which have received support from the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda).

The aim of the week-long visit to five districts in the Free State is to look into the SMMEs’ existence, their level of development, challenges encountered and possible interventions required. Sefa and Seda are both agencies of the Department of Small Business Development, and they provide financial and non-financial support respectively to small enterprises.

One of the outcomes of the Committee’s strategic plan is to conduct oversight visits in all the nine provinces wherein the department has financially supported enterprises. It is against this backdrop that the committee resolved to conduct an oversight in enterprises supported in the Free State, located in five district municipalities, Committee Chairperson Ruth Bengu said here over the weekendy.

The Committee will begin its tour in the Xhariep District Municipality, visiting Ekasi Kitchen Primary Co-operative, SA Gaba Civils (PTY) LTD in Jagersfontein; Xhariep Leather, Ke Nako Water and Processing Cooperative in Trompsburg and Hareketseng Cooperative in Edenburg.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK