Department of Economic Development and Tourism training 

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the Northern Cape is currently running a Clothing, Textile, Footage, and Leather manufacturing training at the Kareeberg Library. The training started on Monday, 24 July 2023 and is expected to be concluded on Friday, 28 July 2023. The department says, the training aims to create an enabling environment for small and medium-sized enterprises to flourish through financial and non-financial support. The department says the training also intends to upgrade skills, product quality, and employment opportunities for SMMEs, enabling them to compete effectively against larger manufacturers. The sub-programme is responsible for assisting small enterprises in gaining technical and soft skills to grow their businesses. The training focuses on marketable products and procurement opportunities, with the focus of it having an impact on the lives of beneficiaries, including women, youth, and people with disabilities.

Journalist: Thulani Sigonya

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