Entrepreneurship continues to be the most effective solutions to give a boost to job creation, Deputy Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Elizabeth Thabethe says.
Giving a presentation at a “Taking the dti to the people” outreach campaign in Douglas in the Northern Cape, Thabethe explained to small business owners that entrepreneurship can assist government achieve its target of creating five million jobs by 2020.
The campaign is designed to bolster government’s dedication to empowering rural and peri-urban communities to fast-track job creation.
She called on small business owners to register their businesses in an attempt to allow it to be simplier and easier for government to empower communities.
“Registering and formalising of businesses is the only route to obtain help from government and as much as registering of businesses is essential, I also need to stress that you need to safeguard against fraudsters masquerading as the dti agents. To be able to register your company you don’t need a middle man and it does not amount to the exorbitant fees that you are being charged by unscrupulous people posing as agents of the dti,” she said.
The department said it was enthusiastic to educate small business owners together with those aspiring to be entrepreneurs about business opportunities, products and responsibilities.
At the promotional event small business owners and entrepreneurs received training seminars on how to start, grow and sustain their businesses.