Government announces more support for micro, small enterprises

24 May 2020, 3:06 PM
Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has announced a second-wave of support programmes for informal, micro and small enterprises, which include cooperatives based in townships and villages.
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