OPINION: Buy local, from small business should be a collective effort

JOHANNESBURG – The Insert by Proudly SA’s chief executive, Eustace Mashimbye (Business Report Opinion&Analysis, April 10) laments the high failure rate of SMMEs and rightly identifies market access as the solution.
It goes on to mention Proudly SA’s efforts to drive market access for SMMEs.

The high failure rate mentioned (67percent by the SMMEs fourth year) indicates that more is needed. The ultimate performance indicator is the unemployment rate. At 26.7percent we are in a national crisis. Seventeen million people depend on social grants and about 9million are unemployed.

Human beings have the unfortunate capability of acclimatising to almost any environment. Joblessness …read more