BUSINESS NEWS - The Western Cape Department of Finance and Economic Opportunities is calling on the most inspiring and resilient entrepreneurs in the province to enter the 2020 annual Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA).
The awards are now in their 8th year and celebrate the hard work of entrepreneurs and their contribution to job creation and economic growth in the Western Cape.
The winning businesses will be awarded with prize money and business support services that will help them to sustain or expand their organisations.
One of the 2015 WCERA winners, Lufefe Nomjana, CEO of Spinach King, has grown his enterprise into a successful health food business that supplies baked goods to retailers including Spar and Wellness Warehouse. The prize money awarded to Spinach King in 2015 helped Nomjana expand his business to open a second branch, increase production and hire more staff.
"People like Lufefe are vitally important to the Western Cape economy and create much-needed jobs. They are role models in our community, and we need to do everything we can to support them. And so, I’d like to encourage all entrepreneurs, especially women and young people, to enter this year’s awards," says Finance Minister David Maynier.
A total of R240 000 in prize money will be awarded to entrepreneurs across six categories, including:
- Emerging business
- Women-owned business
- Innovative business
- Township business
- Social enterprises
- Youth-owned business
For more information and to enter, visit: www.wcentrepreneurshipawards.co.za. Entries close at midnight on 23 August 2020.
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