David Makhura said that there would be efforts made to enforce by-laws and trading regulations to help stabilize township businesses. He stated this in his state of the province address on Monday.
“This year I will the inspection in all the townships of any businesses that are operating illegally and we’re going to shut them down.”
Makhura expressed his worry over the large number of unregulated businesses in the townships that are owned by foreign nationals.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Gauteng province is committed to procuring strategies that will pilot re-industrialization and the development of black industrialists.
Makhura gave the example that billions of rands spent on designated sectors like furniture have to be used to procure items sourced from local productive enterprises.
Makhura stated that a conducive environment for the township economy can be achieved with the enforcement of trading policies. This will ensure growth and eliminated foreign ownership.
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