Interview: Minister Alan Winde
The Western Cape Minister for Economic Opportunities discusses SMMEs and government.
While South Africans face challenging times in respect of growth and economic constraints, government continues to pursue projects and initiatives that try to encourage small and medium business enterprises.
We spoke to Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde about progress in this regard. The minister also discussed some key challenges in moving forward, notably labour skills shortages (the average age of the skilled artisan in the Western Cape is 55) and issues around connectivity and red tape.