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Caring for our front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential, but caring for business mentors, coaches and SMEs is just as vital. Without a SMME sector, our economy will struggle long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

South Africa’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world and the SAB Foundation is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs with the Tholoana Enterprise Programme implemented by Fetola. Bridgit Evans, Director of the SAB Foundation is passionate about growing the Tholoana Programme and the participants on the programme.

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By Catherine Wijnberg, CEO Fetola

The forecast is that by 2030, as much as 90% of new jobs in our economy will be created by small, medium and micro enterprises. In reality, though, fewer than 30% of all SMMEs survive beyond three years – so there is a gulf between this dream of job creation and the reality of its achievement. But whose problem is this? Read more