Pretoria – Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu will hand over certificates and equipment to informal traders on Tuesday.
Minister Zulu will be joined by Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande in the handover that forms part of the department’s National Informal Business Upliftment Strategy (NIBUS).
The ceremony will take place in Nyanga, Cape Town.
Informal traders, who will receive certificates, were trained through a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA).
“The informal traders are trained on Introduction to Entrepreneurship; Advertising and Promotion; Customer Care and Service; Basic Financial Management; Purchasing Skills; Legal issues i.e. by-laws and compliance, among others. Training was done in partnership with TVET colleges.
“One thousand informal traders were recruited across all nine provinces through ITUP as a pilot. The project goal is to identify, train, mentor and provide infrastructure support to informal traders, including capacity building for Informal Trader Organisations in all nine provinces,” the Small Business Development Department said.
Informal traders will be developed to a point where they will be able to compete with established and flourishing businesses, said the department.