Midrand Local Economic Empowerment group helps local entrepreneurs
MIDRAND REPORTER / 04 JULY 2020 - 16.55 / STAFF REPORTER
MIDRAND – Secretary for the Midrand Local Economic Empowerment, Lisa Tele said that their main objective remains getting the local SMMEs empowered and included in the mainstream economy.
The Midrand Local Economic Empowerment (MLEE) group held their first online public meeting to help entrepreneurs build strong and sustainable small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).
Lisa Tele, secretary for the Midrand Local Economic Empowerment. Photo: Supplied
Lisa Tele, the secretary for the empowerment group, said, “Our main objective remains getting the local SMMEs empowered and included in the mainstream economy.
“We would like to thank Takalani Netshitendzhe, chief officer of corporate affairs at Vodacom as we are pleased with the robust deliberations that took place at this meeting. We believe it will yield successful results in tightening the partnerships with Vodacom.”
Tele said that Vodacom has made promises to include local black youth- and women-owned SMMEs in their strategic programmes in an effort to alleviate the economic challenges faced by many South Africans.”One of the initiatives is to partner with Midrand Community Bank, which we support as a partner of MLEE. We welcome this with great enthusiasm, considering the challenge of lack in capital for startup businesses.”
Tele concluded that the Covid-19 pandemic has seen many businesses being distressed unexpectedly. “This partnership brings hope to building sustainable growth to SMMEs and the economy of South Africa.”
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