Black business calls for SMME ministry

2012-10-11 09:08

Johannesburg - Black Business Council (BBC) president Ndaba Ntsele on Thursday called for a ministry for small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMME).

The BBC was planning to take this proposal for discussion to Luthuli House, the ANC's head office in Johannesburg, Ntsele said at a BBC summit in Midrand.

He said most developing economies, such as Brazil, had an SMME ministry which supported entrepreneurship and SMME sustainability.

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  • robbie.crouch - 2012-10-11 09:20

    We need less red tape, not another ministry!

      clive.schonken - 2012-10-11 09:46

      You are so damn right. We certainly do not need another wheel on the wagon for the taxpayer's to pull. I think it is high time that black business be weaned from mamma government and told to do there own thing at their own expense and experience and show their willingness to contribute and stop this, I want!

      norman.depluhm - 2012-10-11 12:12

      Yup, and when the new ministry is found to have embezzled huge amounts of money, there will be at least 2 task teams and a 3 year commission of enquiry set up, so that the accused can go on fully paid special leave for a few years and then be 'remanded' to custody in a health spa as a result of the stress they have undergone.

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-10-11 09:32

    Another ministry? What for? It will just loot the state coffers like all the others. Surely the ministry of Trade and Industry covers the SMME as well.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-11 09:36

    this makes them feel they doing there a white business council, or would that be rascist?

      george.larkins.14 - 2012-10-11 10:24

      If whites have a council it will be rascist.The same with apartheid,discrimination and affirmative action.All these are still applicable to South Africa but it is just the other way around, therefore it is OK.

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-11 10:42

    This suggestion is rather stupid because this will be another corrupt government department which won't function like all the rest.

  • jmasha3 - 2012-10-11 10:50

    Stupid idea we have too many ministries under the leadership of Zuma and corruption has also increased,State debt has increased and service delivery has dropped.Another ministry will just increase the burden carried by few taxpayers in our country.The idea itself just demonstrate the level of stupidity by this BEE beneficiaries.

  • JamesMWood - 2012-10-11 11:05

    Is that another one of those black only clubs, what would happen if we had a white business club? No more discrimating hey

      Lihle Mthiyane - 2013-02-23 13:39

      Thats already happening white people always turn a blind eye when it comes to matters concerning black people as far as the economy, what i mean yoy do already have white business clubs who you tryna bluff

  • Vince.York - 2012-10-11 12:15

    Affirmative exclusive cluelessness mixed with lawlessness? and we know how much the GEP's and NYDA's and BMF's have already ripped the coffers off BY DISHING OUT FUNDS for small business to EXACTLY PREVENT SME's FROM TRADING WITH EACH OTHER, rather to just create another org to have a further orgy of cash hand outs! NXA

  • stanley.lehloka - 2012-10-12 09:48

    It seems that there are too many scrutiny on the existing business proceses, this new ministry wil be a cash cow for the comrades!!!

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