Sibusiso Kekana: “I have a dream for SA in 2017… (and small business)”

Jan 06 2017 15:57

Biznews community member Sibusiso Kekana helps run LFM PROJECTS, a company focused on doing kitchens, built-in cupboards, balustrades and construction work. Below is Kekana’s dream for South Africa in 2017, with particular reference to the challenges faced by small businesses. – Stuart Lowman.

  • I have a dream that in 2017:

    • small businesses such as ours are given opportunities to meaningfully participate in infrastructure projects by big business in the private sector;
    • small businesses are not made to attend perpetual trainings without being given the opportunity to compete for actual jobs in the government sector;
    • small businesses such as ours assist the country by employing more people, particularly youth & women;
    • small businesses such as ours occupy factories & manufacture products;
    • small businesses such as ours are meaningfully & truly empowered by agencies whose purpose & existence is to do just that , i.e. DTI, SEFA etc;
    • small businesses from all corners of South Africa do not pay bribes & rely on tenders, but become true entrepreneurs; and
    • small businesses are promptly paid once they finish jobs, to alleviate cash flow problems.
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