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micro2Strengthening competitiveness and the promotion of small and medium sized enterprises and cooperatives is a cornerstone for the growth of the economy and the creation of decent work opportunities. In addition, the MTSF recognises that science and technical innovation and development are important sources for industrial competitiveness and sustaining growth.

The purpose of this sub-programme is to develop a policy framework for the increasing productivity, enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship. In this regard it will be necessary to work with the dti, Higher Education, Department of Labour, Science & Technology, the Setas and Further Education and Training institutions (FETs). Meetings and consultations will be held with Productivity SA and social partners. It will also promote workplace productivity agreements and foster entrepreneurial endeavours in the economy, especially black entrepreneurs who often are confined within marginalised sectors of the economy and need to be brought into the economic mainstream in larger numbers.

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Economic Development Department employees have pledged their commitment to the fight against corruption. Corruption in both the private and public sector has a detrimental effect on government's effort to deliver effective services to the people.  In signing the declaration, employees declare: 'I know, I act, I stop corruption - Fighting corruption is everyone's business.'

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Profiles of people impacted by our industrial investment and infrastructure build programme

Profiles of people impacted by our industrial investment and infrastructure build programme 2016

Scam Alert
All Service Providers and Businesses

The Economic Development Department wishes to advise members of the public, particularly those in business, to be alert to a scam utilizing the logo of the Economic Development Department. The fraudsters involved send unsuspecting business operators a Request for Quotations for the provision of Solar Panels.

As the Economic Development Department, we wish to state that we do not have such a project, and therefore beware that the Request for Quotation is not from the Economic Development Department.

Please confirm any request you receive with our Supply Chain Management division on these details 012 394 3579. Report these fraudulent activities to the SAPS or call the Anti Corruption hotline 0800 701 701 or SMS to 39772 or send an email to fraud@economic.gov.za.

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