ANC plans to reduce bureaucracy in order to improve conditions for small businesses

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The African National Congress (ANC) says it wants to cut bureaucracy to improve the regulatory environment for small businesses.

The ANC National Executive Committee member and Small Business Development Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says they will scrap licensing charges for informal micro-enterprises at the municipal level.

She was speaking at the party’s progressive Business Forum at the 55th national conference in Nasrec, Johannesburg, on Monday.

“Most of our informal traders are complaining that municipalities charge them ridiculous amounts as a result they are not able to trade legally and therefore missing out on certain opportunities that they can enjoy and also exclude some of the people that want to get into that space and we believe there is a need to get into that cap,” Ndabeni-Abrahams explains.

Government’s efforts to aid small businesses welcomed: