Jul 2010

'Rise Mzanzi' highlights economic opportunities

To highlight the economic opportunities in the inclusive economy (previously known as the second economy or informal business sector), government started an awareness campaign in the form of a reality TV show. The programme, called Rize Mzansi, started on Tuesday 13 July and will run until 5 October. The 13-episode show can be seen on SABC1 between 6:30 and 7:30 on Tuesday evenings. It aims to educate entrepreneurs on how to run a small business. Through Rize Mzansi government is encouraging all South Africans to take advantage of existing economic opportunities created by government. These will go a long way to fight poverty. Key issues to feature on include how to write a business plan, finding finance for small businesses and registration of a business. It will also address tourism enterprise support schemes, co-operative incentive schemes, agricultural economic opportunities, support schemes to grow small business, women and youth economic opportunities and environmental economic opportunities.

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