Opportunities for Cape entrepreneurs

City of Cape Town, MEDO explore small businesses

The MEDO team is geared for action
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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 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”.

MEDO CEO, Judi Sandrock, says 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.”

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.

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 call 010 500 5000 or visit the website www.medo.co.za.

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