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Tourism launches an Enterprise Development Business Incubator to grow and sustain SMMEs in the Northern Cape
Tourism launches an Enterprise Development Business Incubator to grow and sustain SMMES in the Northern Cape
Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe will officially launch a Tourism Enterprise Development Business Incubator in the Upington - Northern Cape as part of a greater objective to grow and sustain SMMEs in the sector. 

The Tourism Enterprise Development Business Incubator is a virtual vehicle used to facilitate the provision of business support interventions to tourism enterprises. SMMEs that participate in the incubator programme undergo a needs analysis that determines the type of mentorship, coaching and cluster training programmes. 

The launch will be followed by a business expo to showcase the services and initiatives under the Enterprise Development and Support Programme. The expo will feature presentations by various organisations, exhibitors and one-on-one consultations with government and financial entities. 

Entrepreneurs will leave the expo capacitated and empowered with skills and information to succeed in the tourism industry. 

Members of the media are invited as follows 

Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Venue: Dessert Place Casino - Upington (Northern Cape)   
Time: 08h30 for 09h00 

​Programme:

TIME
TOURISM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT PROGRAMME  INCUBATOR LAUNCH AND  EXPO 
​09H00-09H15
Welcome:  Cllr. Limakhotso Koloi - Executive Mayor, Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality
​09H15-09H30
​Purpose of the day: Mr Soza Simango -   Director: Enterprise Development ,Department of Tourism
​09H30-09H45
​Remarks: MEC MacCollen Jack - Department of Finance, Economic Affairs and Tourism
​09H45-10H10
​Key note address: Honourable Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe - Department of Tourism
​10H10-10H20
​Vote of Thanks: Cllr. Gift Van Staden - Executive Mayor: ZF Mgcawu District Municipality
​10H20
MEDIA INTERVIEWS
 
Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 19 March 2018 to:

Ms Sindi Zwane
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6612
Cell: +27 (0) 81 267 4665