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NATURE OF SUPPORT: Non-financial support
BENEFICIARIES:  New and Existing SMMEs
DESCRIPTION: The Partner Network can be viewed as an initiative to consolidate the enterprise support provided by “centre based” support agencies to ensure geographic spread.



The 15 finalists in the Western Cape’s most prestigious entrepreneurship awards, the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA) have been announced for 2017.


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This document sets out the Problem Statement and then considers a framework for Local Economic Development for Local Government, a vehicle for this development, the creation of Economic Development Units (EDUs) and the role of the Department Of Economic Development & Tourism: The LED Division. It also sets out guidelines for the structure of EDUs.


Premier’s Council on Skills: 30 September 2014 

Premier Helen Zille hosted the Premier’s Council on Skills on 30 September 2014 in Saldanha Bay. The purpose of this Skills Council was to raise awareness of the developments taking place on the West Coast and to address skills requirements to ensure that the region has the skills supply it requires, with a particular focus on Artisan Development, Oil and Gas and Marine Repairs Sectors.

The Premier’s Council on Skills was held on the 30th May 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town. The theme of the event was “the Western Cape is open for business” where employers were encouraged to open their doors for work placements for apprentices.

During October and November 2014 the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) hosted an incentives roadshow. The raodshow brought togethet various national departments and business development support agencies and toured the various regions of the province. The roadshow created awareness regarding funding, incentives and other forms of support offered by government and its agencies to established businesses.


The respective category winners will be awarded as follows:

Categories of business

Number of Finalists per Category

The financial management team identifies and implements strategic interventions to assist the Department attain and maintain a level 4 financial management capability described as the efficient, economical and effective utilisation of Departmental resources to deliver on strategic objectives. An important function of the team is to oversee the Department's procurement processes.

Provincial Skills and Partnerships (PSP)

The key role of the Provincial Skills Partnerships sub-programme is the coordination of skills development which facilitates a shift of the imbalance and mismatches between the current shortage of high-level skills required by a competitive global economy and large supply of low-level skills. Overcoming this imbalance will directly increase economic growth and reduce poverty.