Despite teething problems support for small business ‘firmly on track’ says Zulu

South Africa’s small business minister Lindiwe Zulu says three years on since the formation of her department — which was again criticised by opposition members yesterday for doing little to help the sector — the government’s support for the small business sector remains “firmly on track”.
Delivering her department’s budget vote in Parliament yesterday, Zulu said despite “teething problems” and a budget which is “far below” what is needed to boost the sector, the department had made a difference to small business support in the country.
“Because of our collective and concerted efforts, the majority of our citizens now appreciate the value and contribution of small businesses […]