Izwi - Cato Manor Community Newspaper
Vol.46
August 2001
Sponsored by the
European Union
 Sponsored by the European Union
Published by the Cato Manor
Development Association
Cato Manor Development Association
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Resounding success for Business Fair
 


Unicity Deputy Mayor Logie Naidoo, Local Economic Development Manager at CMDA
Wim Eising and CMDA’s CEO Clive Forster visited SDT’s exhibition stand at the Fair.

The recent Cato Manor Small Business Fair, which was hosted by the CMDA and supported by the European Union and Sanlam, enjoyed resounding support from the residents of the area.

A total of 46 local businesses exhibited their products at the fair. A remarkable number of these businesses were community based co-operatives.
The event also enjoyed a R50 000 sponsorship from one of South Africa’s financial powerhouses, Sanlam. Exhibitors won unit trusts to the value of R10 000 for different categories including a prize for the best organised exhibition stand. Winners also have an opportunity to attend a business course at the University of Natal – courtesy of Sanlam.
A number of workshops were also held for exhibitors and interested members of the public. The workshops were geared towards assisting emerging entrepreneurs to sustain their businesses while making a profit.
The Small Business Fair is seen as an opportunity for emerging local businesses to expose and market their products by networking and making contact with other businesses from outside of Cato Manor.

Shayamoya nears completion

The Shayamoya High Density Social Housing Project, which is funded by the Malaysian Government and the Department of Housing, is almost complete. The project has yielded 320 rental housing units. The project will be officially opened at the end of September when the contractor has planted trees, completed the pavements and installed post boxes and public telephones. Discussions for the second phase of this project are underway. If successful, the proposed second phase will yield 240 lower density units. The Shayamoya Housing Association has opened a permanent office on site. For further details contact Kwazi Kweyama on 261 3629.
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