Launch of R300 million SMME Crisis Partnership Fund a game-changer for township business inclusion
Tembisa, Gauteng, 5 October 2022 – Today, the Gauteng Provincial Government, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the SA SME Fund launched the SMME Crisis Partnership Fund, a R300 million debt fund for small businesses based in Gauteng townships.
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Announcement of SMME Crisis Partnership Fund
The Township Economic Partnership Fund (TEPF) and SA SME Fund are pleased to announce the creation of the SA SMME Crisis Partnership Fund to help bolster access to funding, reduce funding barriers and eliminate long turnaround times for township SMMEs in Gauteng.
A repositioned and highly focused GEP ready to mobilise R700m for Gauteng SMMEs to help re-ignite the economy
After a turbulent few years, that included amongst other challenges, a high turnover of executives, an SIU investigation into corrupt practices in its programmes, abuse of labour relations processes and supply chain irregularities, the past few months has seen the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) undergoing some very positive changes. The Agency has a new focus and is strengthened to deliver increased impact on the economy.
GAUTENG ANNOUNCES THE COMMENCEMENT OF SMME FUND APPLICATIONS
Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Parks Tau and CEO of Gauteng Enterprise Propeller, Saki Zamxaka joined by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) today announced the opening of applications for the Gauteng Rebuilding Fund aimed at supporting businesses that have been impacted by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent township unrests.
STATEMENT BY MEC PARKS TAU TO ANNOUNCE THE R100 MILLION GAUTENG REBUILDING FUND.
We were allocated R250M via the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller to gear private and public sector investments, aimed at economic revitalization.
Applications for the Gauteng Rebuilding Fund open on Tuesday, 24 August 2021.
The Gauteng Rebuilding Fund is the Gauteng Provincial Government’s response to the recent unprecedented challenges faced by small businesses.
MEC KGOSIENTSHO RAMOKGOPA PITCHES HIGH IN HIS FIRST 100 DAYS
The 10th of September 2019 marked 100 days since Members of the Executive Committee in the Gauteng Province were sworn in. Since then, Dr Ramokgopa, Gauteng’s MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment…
MEET THE NEW GAUTENG CABINET
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, announced Members of the Executive Council for the 6th administration who were sworn into office by Judge President Dunstan Mlambo of the Gauteng Division of the South African High Court.
GAUTENG TOWNSHIP MANUFACTURING PLATFORM – MEDIA ADVISORY
On Tuesday, the 19th of March 2019, MEC Lebogang Maile will be launching the first Gauteng Township Manufacturers Platform. Manufacturing is one of the critical labor-intensive sectors with great potential in terms of employment creation and stimulating economic growth. Small township businesses in this sector continue to face challenges.
GEP START UP KIT PROJECT
On Tuesday, the 12th of February 2019, MEC Lebogang Maile will be launching the GEP Start Up Kit Project. The project is aimed at empowering unemployed youth based in the townships who have business ideas that have potential to create jobs for the youth. This will further help with improving their livelihood, break the unemployment challenges and assist them in contributing to the mainstream economy of Gauteng. Each beneficiary will obtain a Start Up Kit to the value of R12 000.00.
iBoza Bizinis yaseKasi on Mzansi Magic 163
Johannesburg, 10 August 2018: The Gauteng Provincial Government is pleased to bring you a new, fast-paced reality TV business show called iBoza Biznis yaseKasi. It will be broadcast from Monday, the 13th August 2018, at 17h30 on channel 163 (Mzansi Wethu).
CONSTRUCTION PITCHING BOOSTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
Johannesburg – On 20 June 2018, the MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, MPL Lebogang Maile will officially open the three (3) day Construction Pitching Booster programme spearheaded by The Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP). The opening event will be held on 20 June 2018 at the Kopanong Hotel & Conference Centre in Benoni from 09h00– 11h00.
TOWNSHIP ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS FINALISTS
Entries for the Township Entrepreneurship Awards were open on 10 November 2017 and closed on 28th February 2018. Over 300 entries were received, and following an intense judging and mystery shopper process, 45 finalists have been selected.
JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES FAIRE 2017
Destiny Media will be hosting the Jobs & Opportunities Faire (JOF) and the Biz Accelerator on the 15-16 November 2017 at the Orlando East Community Hall. The aim of JOF is to provide a platform for individuals of all ages who are looking for an opportunity to meet and engage with opportunity providers.