A Tour from Ikhaya Le Langa Quarter to Kraaifontein

In a move to foster small business development and job creation in the Western Cape, The City of Cape Town and MEDO (the Micro Enterprise Development Organisation) have announced a nine day tour across the city in search of exceptional individuals who intensely aspire to take their small businesses to the next level. The tour starts in the Ikhaya Le Langa Quarter on 15 August and ends in Kraaifontein on 24 August.  The organisers invite entrepreneurs to visit the mobile office – or Treppie – to pitch their businesses.  Successful applicants will receive a boost to their enterprise in the form of access to further training programmes.
 
“We are taking the tour to areas that need the entrepreneurial support, areas where we could make the greatest impact on the communities we visit”, says Councillor Garreth Bloor, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic, Environmental and Spatial Planning. “Heading to eight different locations, we as a City will expose entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs to the possibilities of starting their own business by helping them to identify opportunities, giving them necessary skills and leaving them with information about support offered by various Enterprise Development Organisations with which to succeed”.
 
“By assisting like-minded entities such as The City of Cape Town, MEDO is able to implement  programmes such as this that take grassroots entrepreneurs with small enterprises and mould them into sustainable businesses able to create long-term employment in their communities. We look forward to meeting  many entrepreneurs on this trip and being able to offer the cream of the crop the opportunity to truly advance both their businesses and lives” adds MEDO CEO Judi Sandrock. 
 
The mobile office will visit the following locations from 09h30 each day:
15 August                    Ikhaya Le Langa Quarter,Ndebeni Street, Langa
16 August                    Ocean View Library, Carina Close, Ocean View
17 August                    Masiphumelele Library, 1572 Motopeng Street, Ocean View
19 August                    Valhalla Park Library, Angela Street, Valhalla Park
20 August                    Mitchells Plain Library, Mitchells Plain Town Centre, Symphony Walk
21 and 22 August         Delft South Library, Main Road, Delft South
23 August                    Hanover Park Library, Cnr Hanover Park Avenue and Surren Road, Hanover Park
24 August                    Eikandal Library, Van Riebeecks Way, Kraaifontein
 
For more information please call 010 500 5000, visit the website www.medo.co.za
Follow MEDO on Twitter @MEDOnews
 
About MEDO
As a strategic advisor and on-the-ground implementer of sustainable micro and small enterprise development, MEDO is not only helping to secure supplier relationships and expand trade within and outside South Africa, the company’s vast cumulative knowledge and experience in the Enterprise- and Supplier Development space ideally positions them to assist corporate clients with their ED and SDP strategies and BBBEE point accrual.
 
MEDO has recognised the need to assist organisations to develop winning Enterprise Development strategies, operational roll-out plans and other related advisory services to support their BBBEE and broader investment priorities. A robust Supplier Development Programme has been developed to prepare for the revised BBBEE codes due this year.
 

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