WC government facilitates growth for 22 agri-processing SMMEs

Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schafer.

A total of 22 small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) entrepreneurs were able to grow their sales and profitability, increase cash flow and create new jobs through the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) Agri-Processing Support Programme last year.

The programme forms part of the Western Cape’s Project Khulisa growth strategy and was established to provide support to small businesses as a key lever for growth.

“The support programme was aimed at fast tracking the development and growth of the 22 SMMEs by helping to improve their systems and better positioning them to take up market opportunities,” explained the provincial MEC of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schafer.

The Agri-processing Supplier Development Programme assisted businesses through a structured process, identifying key issues hindering or required to enhance business models and operations.

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