Making township entrepreneurs and farmers flourish
Business school plans programmes to turn informal businesses and subsistence farms into successful enterprises
SA needs successful black role models to encourage others to engage in business sectors that are considered unattractive but are actually vital to the economy, says Kobus Jonker, director of the Tshwane School of Business & Society.
The school, part of the Tshwane University of Technology, plans to launch a programme for township entrepreneurs in 2021. One of the aims is to turn “subsistence” enterprises into commercial ones. Most current operations exist merely to feed and clothe the owners and their families...