The prime aim of this programme is to improve and provide capacity to the cooperatives. This is done to ensure the improvement of the quality of service rendered, sustained income generation, job creation and competitiveness with the aim of better positioning the cooperatives to take advantage of the opportunities emerging in local, provincial and national, African and International markets. The services offered are: amongst SMMEs.

The unit, through structured plans on various information dissemination platforms, hosts a series of
business development workshops to the business community in various areas in townships and rural
areas. The shared information pertains to business development and marketing tools, business
compliance and business finance.

These workshops through impact assessment, have enabled the unit to obtain and understand what
other business needs exist within those areas. These are then incorporated into the various programmes for further business development. Furthermore, sector specific workshops are hosted in the different sectors in specific areas.

Siyabonga Luthuli
Tel: +27(0) 31 311 45 73

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