Last year the Small Business Ministry was established with the goal to ensure the development of small businesses and provide dedicated and focused support to a sector that faces serious challenges.
It has now been a year since the department was established, has the department made a difference for SMMEs and does it show any signs of bringing about effective change to the economy?
Earlier John spoke to a number of small business owners who have said that they are running at a loss, due to non-payment or delayed payment by government departments for work done.
John spoke to Minister of Small Business, Lindiwe Zulu who tells us of the progress her department has made and answers to the number of complaints received from small business owners.
Listen to the interview below: