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Township Economies Conference to Host Panel Discussion on Access to Finance for Township Businesses

The upcoming Township Economies Conference, scheduled for 30 – 31 July 2024 at Emperors Palace in the City of Ekurhuleni,  will feature a thought-provoking panel discussion focusing on access to finance for township businesses. This session aims to address the critical challenges and opportunities surrounding financing options for entrepreneurs in township communities.

  • Empowering Township Entrepreneurs:

Township businesses represent a vibrant and dynamic sector of Africa’s economy, contributing significantly to job creation, community development, and economic empowerment. However, access to finance remains a persistent challenge for many township entrepreneurs, hindering their ability to grow and thrive.

  • Panel Discussion Highlights:

The panel discussion will bring together industry experts, government officials, financial institutions, and township entrepreneurs to explore innovative solutions and best practices for improving access to finance in township communities. Key topics to be addressed include:

  • Identifying the barriers to accessing finance for township businesses.
  • Exploring alternative financing mechanisms tailored to the needs of township businesses.
  • Highlighting successful case studies and initiatives that have facilitated access to finance in township economies.
  • Discussing the role of public-private partnerships in expanding financial inclusion and support for township businesses.
  • Examining the importance of financial literacy and education in empowering township businesses to navigate the financial landscape effectively.

Promoting Collaboration and Action:

The panel discussion will serve as a platform for stakeholders to share insights, exchange ideas, and collaborate on actionable strategies to enhance access to finance for township businesses. By fostering dialogue and partnership, the Township Economies Conference aims to drive tangible impact and empower township entrepreneurs to realise their full potential.

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