Mr H Kruger (DA) asked where the product market in Mpumalanga was located. He also asked how many cooperatives the Department had supported. When would a draft of the revised Small Business Act be available?
Mr H Kruger (DA) raised a concern that all the management positions for the DSBD, SEDA and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA), were filled by acting personnel. He therefore suggested that the Committee needed to have some serious discussion on this matter.
Mr H Kruger (DA) was concerned about sole proprietors and informal businesses in the issuing of permits for essential services. They need to register on CIPC to acquire official permits as essential services. There is a gap as sole proprietors need a clearer procedure on how they can obtain official ...
Mr H Kruger (DA) states pressure must be put on the Department to bring the Small Business Act forward, since it had promised to bring it forward for the past six years, as well as the Ombudsman, but it had never happened.