The multi-million rand Gauteng Enterprise Propeller‚ a provincial agency meant to finance and nurture entrepreneurs‚ has left a string of broken promises and shattered dreams in its wake.Thousands of rand worth of tools funded by the agency for budding entrepreneurs are gathering dust at their homes‚ unusable because the agency has failed to follow through.Some of the would-be entrepreneurs promised R35,000 grants have received nothing but business cards and signboards.The agency is part of the province’s grand plan to stimulate economic growth‚ job creation and skills development through assisting small‚ macro and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs).The embittered entrepreneurs said this was merely a pipe dream.Panel beater Themba Masilela’s business‚ Masilela’s Foundation Automotive‚ registered in August 2015‚ exists only on paper but he got a brand-new welding machine worth R6,000 and an auto body repair kit worth R2,000 through the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller.But right now the equ...

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