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    Nhlanhla’s Steelworks
    14th Sep 2016
    The Nhlanhla’s Steelworks specialises in manufacturing high quality mild steel gates, stainless steel, gates balustrades, palisade fencing, razor wire, carports gate automation and intercom. The enterprise is owned by Nhlanhla Mchunu and has been operating for 21 years. The business operates from 2 containers on municipal land near the...
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    Craft Collaboration
    14th Sep 2016
    The Udumo Crafters and Khumalo Crafters, located in KwaNgcolosi, and the Ntshongweni area respectively, are co-operatives that were identified and screened by the IESP programme. The groups make beautiful products which are predominantly Zulu themed. The project assisted the informal and micro enterprises with business mentorship and sector skills...
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    Eyekhethelo Furniture Co-operative
    14th Sep 2016
    Eyekhethelo designs and manufactures high quality furniture and provides a furniture repair service. The organizations skilled workers in carpentry, upholstery and spray painting are located in an abandoned building in the Adams Mission School, Amanzimtoti. The business has been operating for 8 years, has a strong local customer base...
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    Akubeziyesuka Co-operative
    14th Sep 2016
    The Akubeziyesuka Co-operative has been in operation for over ten years. It is located in Folweni and has a number of business activities that include block manufacturing, driver training, crèche/child care facility and a logistics operation. The chairperson, Philisiwe Purity Mnguni, is a vibrant, highly motivated individual with exceptional...
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    Makholeka Trading cc
    14th Sep 2016
    The enterprise is solely owned by Ntombizethu Meyiwa. She runs and manages the business on a full-time basis. The office premises are situated in Hammersdale Township. Makholeka Trading focuses on road verge maintenance and primarily deals  with  grass  cutting,  working  along  the  N2  south  and  N3 Freeways,  on  a...
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    Ester Masinga
    14th Sep 2016
    The  business  manufactures  traditional  three  legged aluminium pots of various sizes. The business owner is Ms. Ester Masinga who has been operating the enterprise for over 10 years. The business is well located at the Westrich premises in Newlands West. The business sells to customers from Durban and surrounding...
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    PPT Survey of 420 ECD Centres
    6th Jul 2016
    420 Early Childhood  Development centres have been surveyed in underserviced communities in five municipalities in KZN (Vulamehlo, Umzumbe, Msinga, Umvoti and eThekwini). There are 15,396 children in these under-resourced centres  (toddlers & babies). Most centres are not yet registered with the DSD and/or do not yet receive DSD grants. Centres face...
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    Informal & Micro Enterprise support in eThekwini
    5th Jul 2016
    A three year Informal Economy Support Programme (IESP) pilot phase has been successfully completed and a strong platform layed for the next phase. To date: 202 new jobs were created with 430 more in the pipeline; 52 enterprises were supported; 291 enterprises were identified and assessed; 180 were people...
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    Funding from the DBSA Jobs Fund
    26th Sep 2012
    PPT received funding approval from the Jobs Fund for an informal and micro-enterprise support programme in eThekwini Municipality in September 2012. The initiative will be  undertaken in partnership with eThekwini’s Economic Development Unit which will provide counterpart funding. It will provide support to 80 selected informal and micro enterprises over a...