Mtho Xulu, president of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci), says only the small and medium business sector can create jobs quickly enough to end the country's unemployment crisis, but they're getting little support from government or big business.

“We need to have an honest conversation about what we actually mean when we say SMEs are the growth engine of the economy. How are big business and government demonstrating that?”..

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