Deputy Minister of Small Business Development Nokuzola Capa gave solid advice to small business owners on all the necessary business documentation needed to operate their businesses so as to qualify for funding, emphasizing on tax issues and how to identify business opportunities.

The Basic Quality Verification programme also gave young people  an opportunity in a form of training and transfer of skills  as verifiers to assess the homestays in the City for quality assurance, hygiene and safety of guests in the registered establishments.  

Mayoral Committee Portfolio Head for Infrastructure Cllr. Sindile Toni welcomed the guests at the launch. One of  the trainee verifiers, Aphiwe  Magwa said she was happy with the opportunity.

Homestay owner Zelda Citwa heaped praise on the assitance in the form of trainings and equipment they received from BCMM Economic Development and Agencies in improving their establishments to give quality service to their guests.

Speaking at the launch, Citwa said: “I saw a gap in terms of accommodation starting back with the International Arts Festival in Makhanda and opened my home to visitors and made them feel at home."

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