SMME NEWS 4 14 March 2016 KwaDukuza born young fashion designer making a name in London THANDEKA NGIDI ‘EKAMU tis my home’ is one of the most popular streetwear brand on the Durban North Coast. The SMME News had a one on one interview with the mastermind behind the brand, Nkanyiso Mngoma. This young man, who hails from Doornkop in KwaDukuza, started this brand in 2011 and he has never looked back ever since. He says the name ‘Ekamu’ translates to Africa my home as shown on it’s logo which features the map of Africa. The brand was meant for young and streetwise males and females of all races. By the look of things, it is doing very well. Nkanyiso has again expanded his business by introducing new designs that showcase other traditional African prints. This has resulted in him participating at the Africa Fashion Week in London last year. He was received very well overseas as he and other models strutted their African attire on the ramp. He says the designs consisting of cow hide sandals were a favourite and fashion lovers are putting pressure on him, requesting that he opens a shop to sell these overseas. He further says that it was his decision to bring something different to London so that he can sell Africa there. Nkanyiso is proud of the fact that he only buys local fabric and works with local seamstresses to create job opportunities for them. His only wish now is to get a workspace where he can also accommodate his customers if they want to buy or try on some of his garments. Nkanyiso and the model at theAfrica Fashion Week London As the owner of a registered branding company, he also provides corporate identity items for private and public companies. He also does textile printing for different clients. His current projects include working on Ekamu’s winter range that include jackets and sweaters. His clothing can be seen on his facebook and instagram page ‘Ekamu brand’ and on twitter ‘Ekamu the brand’. The website is: firstname.lastname@example.org Youth called on to Innovate Durban Firearm licence NONTOBEKO DUMA renewal made ETHEKWINI Municipality has begun an innovation challenge that aims towards using creativity and tech savvy to create a smart city. This will be the second innovation challenge hosted by the city. It will be taking place from March to July. The challenge creates a space for young people to view entrepreneurship as a viable career; they are also encouraged to provide innovative solutions to the problems faced by business within Durban and challenges faced by communities. Innovate Durban officials along with Deputy Mayor Nomvuzo Shabalala have the theme of the challenge this year set as ‘Smarter eThekwini ‘. Deputy Mayor is confident of the platform provided as a winning approach in boasting the city of Durban’s economic growth. This THE Premier of KZN Senzo Mchunu and Tinky Ogle year’s challenge has new partners on board such as the Durban chamber of commerce and industry and the provincial department of economic development. The prizes up for grabs are valued at R250 000, entrants must be between the ages of 18-35. For more information visit the innovate Durban website at innovate.durban. gov.za easy THANDEKA NGIDI SAPS strives for a smooth firearm application process in order to ensure that the process of renewing firearm licences is as efficient as possible. The South African Police Services (SAPS) calls upon all those whose licences are due for renewal to start the process at least 90 days before they expire. The firearm will be confiscated if it has already expired but if voluntarily surrendered, there could be no prosecution. The purpose of renewing a firearm licence or permit is to determine if a person still complies with the provisions of the firearms control act, Act 60 of 2000. All applications for the renewal of a licence or permit to possess a firearm are subject to the provision that the applicant must be in possession of a valid and relevant competency certificate. Any person who wishes to renew his or her licence to possess a firearm, to deal in firearms, to manufacture firearms or to conduct business as a gunsmith must start the application at least 90 days before the expiry date of the licence. They should apply for the renewal of the applicable licence as well as the renewal of a relevant competency certificate. New applicants are advised to be in possession of a valid competency certificate before an application is lodged for a firearm licence.
14 March 2016 SMME NEWS 5 Kubikwa izinguquko kwabenza amathenda kaHulumeni XOLANI NXUMALO ISIYAPHELA kosomabhizinisi indaba yokwehla benyuka namaheheba amaphepha etax clearance atholakala kwa South African Revenue Services (Sars) uma befuna amathenda komasipala naseminyangweni kaHulumeni. Lokhu kuvele ku workshop yosomabhizinisi abenza imisebenzi kaMasipala wesiFunda, Ilembe, kanye nomasipala abangaphansi kwalo okuyi Mandeni, KwaDukuza, Ndwedwe noMaphumulo. Ibise Ilembe Audotorium, KwaDukuza. Lokhu kuvezwe yizikhulu zoMnyango wezeziMali kwa Treasury eMgungundlovu, oMnu. Thula Mkhanyao noMnu. Mdu Mthethwa. Zithe amaphepha e-tax clearance abebuye abe nomkhonyovu. Manje uHulumeni usekhipha iTax Compliance Status (TCS). Zithe empeleni uHulumeni akasakhiphi phepha kodwa usekhipha inombolo yemfihlo (pin number) okuyiyona esiveza sonke kwi computer isimo sentela sika somabhizinisi. Iworkshop ivulwe yiMenenja kaMasipala wesifunda Ilembe, uNkk Nonhlanhla Gamede, okhuthaze ABEBEHAMBELE leworkshop osomabhizinisi ukuba balisebenzise leli thuba abalinikwe wumasipala. Zichaza ngokuyekwa kokuphathwa kwamaphepha e tax clearance kodwa sekukhishwa inombolo ye CTS izikhulu zakwa Treasury, oMnu. Thula Mkhanyao noMnu. Mdu Mthethwa, zithe amaphepha abebuye abe nomkhonyovu. Manje uHulumeni usekhipha iTax Compliance Status (TCS). Isichazela iSMME News ngalokhu iMenenja kaMasipala wesiFunda Ilembe, eqondene nokukhishwa kwemiSebenzi, uMnu. Ngcebo Xulu, ithe nakuba lokhu kuzogcina kwenzekile nakomasipala, kodwa akuzukuqala ngo April. Wathi basalinde incwadi (circular) evela kuHulumeni echaza ngalokhu, kodwa eMinyangweni eminye kuyaqala lokhu ngo April. Enye iMenenja yeLembe eqondene nokukhokhela osomabhizinisi abenze umsebenzi uMnu. Themba Shezi, uthe kunezingqinamba ihhovisi lakhe elibhekana nazo uma sekufanele likhokhe. Uthe kwesinye isikhathi inkokhelo ibanjwa yindlela okugcwaliswe ngayo i invoice. Wathi nabo akubaphathi kahle ukukhokhela usomabhizinisi sekuhambe isikhathi. “Siyakuqonda ukuthi abanye osomabhizinisi abancane basuke bethembele kule mali, ingekho enye indawo abenza kuyo imali. Ngakhoke kufanele basheshe bakhokhelwe phakathi kwezinsuku ezingama 30 beyifakile i invoice. Nokho kuyenzekake kulibaleke ngenxa yezinkinga zamaphepha okufanele alethwe ehhovisi”, kuchaza uMnu. Shezi. Le workshop bese kungeyesibili. Eyokuqala yayingowezi 2015. Izokuba njalo ngonyaka. For Distribution: National TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO NEW HEIGHTS IN 2016 SAB Foundation’s Tholoana Enterprise Programme invites applications from entrepreneurs looking to grow their business Do you have a viable, black-owned small business that would benefit from mentorship, training and business support? SAB Foundation invites interested parties to apply to the 2016 Tholoana Enterprise Programme. Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of businesses to accelerate their success. Wrap-around support, including expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support, has been shown to improve the confidence and skills of entrepreneurs. “Our partnership with small business growth specialists, Fetola, boosts the sustainability and success of the businesses in our Tholoana programme,” explains Bridgit Evans, head of the SAB Foundation. “Tholoana offers committed candidates an incredible opportunity to take their business to the next level.” The Tholoana Enterprise Programme supports small enterprises that benefit – or are run by – women, the youth and those living in rural and peri-urban areas. The SAB Foundation is especially keen to create opportunities for disabled entrepreneurs, who are strongly encouraged to apply. Similarly, applications are welcome from businesses working in new and/or growing sectors such as export, manufacturing, food processing, water, energy and waste management. “We want to make an impact in communities, areas and regions that are often under-resourced and have limited opportunities. To achieve this we are looking for the best candidates across all nine provinces, and will only consider enterprises with a proven business concept, a track record of trading and potential for growth,” concludes Evans. If you are an entrepreneur or business owner with a registered business (or in the process of registering) that has been in operation for at least six months and less than five years, you may be eligible for the programme. Visit www. sabfoundation.co.za to review the entry criteria and submit an application. Applications open on 1 March and close at noon on 31 March 2016.