The Proudly South African Buy Local Summit and Expo, is taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre and the two-day programme runs from Tuesday until Wednesday.
This two-day programme consists of industry leaders, government officials, and innovators in panel discussions and presentations.
Initiatives like these are good drivers for growth, but government also has a key role.
Deputy Minister of Small Business Development Cassel Mathale says his department provides educational support through Seda.
As political heads of the department, we engage in public education programmes where we go to communities and explain to them what the department is about and how they can go about registering their businesses.— Cassel Mathale, Deputy minister - Small Business Development
The issue of small business development is not only a departmental responsibility, but it is also the government's responsibility.— Cassel Mathale, Deputy minister - Small Business Development
Listen below to the full interview: