The Municipality’s Local Economic Development (LED) directorate has been working with the City’s strategic partners, to substantially reduce the effects of Covid-19 in the City. Since the pronouncement by the President H.E Cyril Ramphosa, the directorate has been communicating with persons actively informed in the informal economy as well as active Small, Medium and Micro- Enterprises – SMME’s.

The directorate has been working closely with the national Department of Small Businesses to ensure that all Covid-19 intervention measures reach the targeted persons, in the sectors respectively. Consequently, residents are informed about the numerous on-going measures to assist entrepreneurs and persons active in the SMME and informal economy of the following interventions.

Absa eKasi Entrepreneurs Program

In partnership with Municipality and ABSA seeks to assist existing SMMEs that have been affected by the lockdown to be compliant and by guiding and assisting them in applying for various relief programs.

The following support is offered:

  • UIF Registration
  • UIF Compliance
  • Financial Systems (incl. Payroll)
  • CIPC Compliance
  • PAYE Registration
  • SARS Compliance
  • Financial Reports
  • CSD Compliance



Lebo Pule(; 0664890632);

Patricia Modisane: (

Project Management online training

In partnership with Municipality and SEDA is offering a Five-day Online Group Training on Project Management for SMMEs covering but not limited to:

  • What is Project Management
  • Project Initiation Phase
  • Defining the project plan
  • Planning cost, time and quality
  • Planning for change, risk and communication
  • Project execution and Monitoring
  • Project Closure
  • The Gantt chart and Project management software tools


Enquiries: Lebo Pule(; 0664890632);

Thato Motsuenyane (

Informal Traders and Spaza online training Financial Management and Cashless Payment Solution Support

In partnership with Municipality and SEDA is offering training to cover the following areas:

  • Basic Bookkeeping
  • Cash Management
  • Budgeting
  • Business credit profile
  • Utilization of online systems/ Apps/ Software on the smart to do business easier • Cashless systems

Enquiries: Keorapetse Mekgwe (, 0664890635)