SMME NEWS 6 February 2018 For quality meat, head to Glenaire Gourmet Grill Marvellous Zondi In the heart of eThekwini CBD, lies a meat hub like no other, boasting state of the art facilities, quality and fresh meat as well as friendly staff members. Glenaire Gourmet Grill and Meat Market provides services that other butcheries and grills could only dream of. The business started 2-years ago with a butchery and has since grown to include a restaurant to further enhance their quest for creating an environment where people can get quality produces at an exceptionally low prices. Glenaire is a one stop shop for lovers of quality and fresh meat. Apart from offering delicious meals, Milkshakes and Desserts, Glenaire also serves as a venue for hosting various events ranging from Baby Showers, Staff Parties, Business Meetings to business functions just to mention a few. This is basically a place where everyone gathers. According to Glenaire Gourmet Grill store manager, Mr. Blessing Dube, unity among the staff members is among the reasons why they are able to offer great services. “Quality staff members create a good YOUR Friendly Manager: Glenaire Butchery Store Manager, Mr. Michael Lingenfelder seen here with staff members Sajida Ebrahim and Jane Makadurg team which enables us to deliver. A great service is everything to us” Judging by the rate at which Glenaire continues to gain popularity for its great meat and services, the next time you visit their store – you are likely to even meet everyone you know there. Glenaire has been able to garner support from all walks of life, the secret behind that is their value for money products and random specials which are regularly rolled out to ensure everyone is catered for. “Because we have our own butchery, we are able to offer quality meat. We don’t go outside to source our products” It is not just low prices that attracts YOUR Friendly Manager: Glenaire Gourmet Grill Store manager Mr. Blessing Dube with one of the staff members at Glenaire customers to Glenaire, there’s an array of small things that they do to ensure customer’s needs are prioritised, namely; opening from 07h00am to 07h00pm on weekdays to ensure that whether you arrive in town early or leave late you do get whatever it is that you want, opening early on month ends for customer convenience and having five television for customers to enjoy sporting events while digging into their favourite meals as well as free WiFi for customers. At Glenaire, what you see on the menu is what you get served on your plate. The next time you are around eThekwini CBD, be sure to visit Glenaire Gourmet Grill on Dr. Pixley KaSeme formely known as West Street. This is My Story Nondumiso Buthelezi SSME Staff Reporter I am Nondumiso Buthelezi, a 26 year old lady, born and bred at Empangeni. Being orphaned at an early age, I grew up at boarding school and in relative’s houses. I have always loved the business world and that’s what led me to study Marketing (National Diploma) at the Durban University of Technology. Having worked in retail and at call centres without fulfilment and success, I decided to pursue my passion in business. I am currently running my own small business called Tangy Project. The business does Marketing, promotions and Business innovation, venturing into events. I have always loved helping people but over the years, I have learnt that you need to help yourself first before helping others and that you can’t feed anyone from an empty cup. Being a victim of abuse by people that came into my life, I became depressed and had a very low self-esteem. This led me to making a lot of mistakes. At the age of 26 I already have three kids. So I decided to take charge of my life. Firstly, I had to find a way to deal with the low self-esteem and depression, and this set a pathway to my new business. I started out selling swimwear and most women I sold to had similar problems as mine. I was trying to reach out to women by not necessarily telling them this is me helping you learn to be comfortable in your own skin - that you are sexy enough and beautiful enough. Some came back to thank me, well most of them actually. I then decided to register a company, an “events” company to be precise. Unlike other events companies, my events are to have fun while learning something that will either change or save your life. That is how my first event (coming soon) - The Singles Valentine’s Picnic, was birth. Singles Valentine’s is basically to draw single men and women just to share the good and the bad of being single; to share with men some of the things that we as women feel are abuse when they think it’s fine; to share how you move on from a situation that changed your life for the worst. These were just some of the issues I had in mind when I came up with the idea but as soon as we started talking about the event, people started questioning why we’ve excluded them, married people for example have been questioning so we decided that everyone is welcome. Who knows maybe one woman sharing how she is happily divorced will save another from a dead marriage, from an abusive relationship that could possibly even lead to death. I do hope that people will have fun and also learn something from the event, if not something that will help them now, then something that will help them in the future. ABOUT THE EVENT: The Singles Valentine’s Day Picnic will take place on the 25th February 2018 at the Zululand Multi Sports Club (Alkanstrand Beach) starting at 11am till 22h00. The picnic will boast a host of ‘surprise’ activities, food prepared on site by professional executive Chef Richard Ndlanzi from Mfolozi Casino, speakers such as Nhlakanipho Mnguni from Sihubela Events, Nqobile Mkhize (Drama Queen), Mary Naidoo (Women of worth) and others. “We are really excited to be hosting an event of this nature. Our attendees (our singles) can look forward to a chilled session with elements of delectable treats, fashion, cars, comedy and soothing sounds whilst overlooking the tranquil wonders of Mother Nature. This is an event to rival all picnics and is not to be missed”. To make your day worthwhile, we are proud to announce that institutions like SMG, Virgin Active, Telkom Mobile, Beauty with Khanyi are among our sponsors. Branding and Sponsorship opportunities are available and requests can be made through the event organisers. Tickets for only R200.00 (inclusive of food, wine & cocktails) are available at Pick n Pay supermarkets and online via web tickets (Link: www.webtickets. co.za). The event organisers can be contacted as follows: Nondumiso Buthelezi on 0839486903 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Scelo Mazibuko on 0813708526. Thamisanqa Gcaba SMME Staff Reporter Thamisanqa Gcaba is a young man from KwaDukuza, KwaZulu- Natal and has demonstrated that no situation can hinder any individual who has a strong willingness to succeed. This attitude prevailed following his Gunshot Accident in 2008 where he was left physically challenged (wheelchair bound) which affected and changed his life completely, making it hard for him to provide for his family and his new born son as well as furthering his studies. Gcaba continued to look at life beyond his disability while many people had written him off, he is the founder and director of Thembela Projects and Logistics and owner of a mobile kitchen business that sells food around KwaDukuza. Gcaba has always aspired to be an entrepreneur and his dream materialized when he obtained a school feeding scheme contract in 2013 he hasn’t looked back. From then on, his passion for business has propelled him to venture into other businesses, in 2014 he entered the field of Agriculture and he is doing it to this day. One of his greatest passions and gifts is being a motivational speaker, mainly targeting young people and inspiring them that nothing is impossible if you believe and willing to pay the price no matter what life throws at you. Gcaba is also the founder of a non-profit organization called God’s Heart, which focuses on the youth and people living with disabilities in creating a platform for them to have access to opportunities and getting up to make the best of their lives. Apart from being a businessman and a civil society leader, Gcaba is also working on a book which will be released this year. One of his favourite quotes is, “only those who are willing to go and push themselves too far can possibly find out how far they can go”
February 2018 SMME NEWS 7 Education SARS Tax education Sessions: What you need to know about Value-Added –Tax Oyewo Adetola Elizabeth responsibility of the government can only “SOCIAL be fulfilled if the necessary taxes have been paid by the people earning taxable income in South Africa” these are the words of Stephen Govender. On 25 January 2018, the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) held one of its free education sessions for the public at the SARS office, Umhlanga Ridge. Speaking at this session, Stephen Govender highlighted the basis of VAT. VAT stands for Value Added Tax, based on Act no 89 of 1991.VAT is an indirect system of taxation and is a tax on the value you add to goods and services you render or sell. Before a person can register as a VAT vendor, the person has to carry on an ‘enterprise’ as defined in the Act. An enterprise is defined as any activity carried on continuously or regularly in the Republic or partly in the Republic, in the course or furtherance of which goods and services are supplied to any other person for a consideration, whether or not for profit. The definition contains certain specific inclusions and exclusions, the most notable exclusions being services rendered by an employee to an employer; the private or recreational pursuit of hobbies and VAT exempt activities. VAT is levied at different rates on different businesses and types of services rendered. VAT standard rate motor repairs and restaurant levied on brown bread, milk, eggs, rice, petro, sale of ongoing concern and direct export. If zero rated items are sold as a meal then it is supplied at standard rates e.g. glass of milk sold in a restaurant. Certain products or services are exempted from tax such as passengers’ transportation, financial services as insurance or medical, renting a dwelling for use as a private home and educational services as crèche. The registration requirements for VAT could be compulsory or voluntary registration. The compulsory registration involves R1 million sales for the last 12months will exceed R1 million contractual obligation effective 1 April 2014 and R50, 000 for non-resident suppliers of certain electronic services effective 1 June 2014. Voluntary registration involves R50 000 sales for last 12 months, not yet made any taxable supplies or who made less than the R50 000 threshold and is reasonably expected to be met after a period of 12 months, effective 1 April 2014. There is tax relief for SME business called the ‘small business relief. The tax relief was put in place based on the realization that new business and small business are the life blood of the economy. There are also certain tax incentives especially designed for small business. A small business that qualifies as a small business corporation (SBC) pays no income tax on the first R75 750 taxable income for financial years ending on any date between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. The rate of tax payable will depend on taxable income as the rates for a SBC are progressive, the higher the taxable income, the higher and the tax rate. Micro businesses that qualify should also consider registering for Turnover Tax as this will reduce and simplify their tax compliance and administrative burden. For individuals interested in the free tax education session, the dates for other upcoming session in February and March 2018 in Kwazulu-Natal is open to the public at no cost at SARS offices at Umhlanga and Newcastle. SARS office in Umhlanga, is located at 29 Equinox Road Umhlanga Ridge. SARS office in Newcastle is Inhlansi yethemba kumabhizinisi asafufusa Nkosikhona Cele INHLANGANO ebhekela kakhulu ukufukulwa kwamabhizinisi amancane, eyaziwa ngokuthi i-Business Partners Limited, ithi thokola themba amathunzi ayewukela kuwona wonke amabhizinisi amancane. Lokhu kusho ukuthi kuzobonakala amabhizinisi amancane edlondlobala ngokuphindaphindiwe kulo nyaka njengoba umqondisi wale nkampani, uMnu Ben Bierman, ebalulile esitatimendeni abesithumelele abezindaba. Isizathu salokhu uMnu Brieman uthe sihlobene kakhulu nalokhu okobonakala kuqhubeka kwezepolitiki, ikakhulukazi eqenjini elibusayo, i-African National Congress (ANC). Uthe okuzoholela ekutheni amabhizinisi amancane adlondlobale wukuthi ubuholi obusanda kuqokwa bubonakala bunentshisekelo enkulu yokusebenzisana kahle nabo bonke osomabhizinisi, nalabo abangamaklume kwezamabhizinisi. UBierman uveze ukuthi akubuzwa nokubuzwa ke ukuthi lokho kuzothela izithelo ezinhle kuwona wonke amabhizinisi amancane. Ngokusho kwalo mqondisi ubuholi obusha bufuna ukwenza isiqiniseko sokuthi imali iphathiswa okwezikhali zama Ntungwa, ikakhulukazi ezinkampanini zikahulumeni kanti okunye okubukeka kuvuna kakhulu amabhizinisi amancane wukuthi ubuholi obusha buhlose kakhulu ukuthi imali eningi ibonakale isebenza ezinkampanini ezingaphakathi eNingizimu Afrika, ikakhulukazi lezo ezisafufusa. “Ukungena kobuholi obusha beqembu elibusayo kubonakala kuzothela izithelo ezinhle futhi ngokukhulu ukushesha lokhu. Okuhle ngalobu buholi wukuthi bufuna ukubona namabhizinisi amancane ehamba kahle. Lokho ke kuzodala ukuthi nawo amabhizinisi amancane abonakale eba nenqubekela phambili.” Okunye akuchaze njengokunyelwa yinyoni esandleni kosomabhizinisi abancane wukuthi kungenzeka kube yibona abahlomula kakhulu emathubeni amahle ezomnotho angase avele ezweni i-Zimbabwe. Yize uMnu Bierman ebona sengathi sekuzokhanya kubona bonke osomabhizinisi abancane,kodwa ubaxwayise ngokuthi bangalenzi iphutha lokuthi basebenzise budedengu inzuzo abazoyenza. Uthe kusemqoka kakhulu ukuthi bonke osomabhizinisi ikakhulukazi abancane bazihloniphe futhi bakuqonde ukuthi imali isetshenziswa lapho okunesidingo khona. Uthe imfihlo yokudlondlobala kwamabhizinisi amancane yindlela okuphathwa ngayo imali futhi alikho ibhizinisi elingeke lakhula inqobo nje uma imali isetshenziswa ngendlela eyamukelekile. “Kuyisifiso sami esikhulu ukubona bonke osomabhizinisi bezihlupha ngokuthi basebenzise izimali zamabhizinisi abo ngendlela okuyiyo futhi eyamukelekile. Phela ukukhula okanye ukuwa kwalo ibhizinisi kuncike kakhulu ekutheni imali yalelo bhizinisi isetshenziswa kanjani. Kusemqoka ukuthi bonke osomabhizinisi ikakhulukazi abasafufusa bakwazi futhi bakuqaphele” kubeka u Bierman ngaphampi kokwengeza ngokuthi kuhle ukuthi kuzohlomula nalabo abasebhizinisini lezolimo, okuyinto aveze ukuthi inhle kakhulu. Uthe kumqoka ukuba nezolimo zibonakale zikhula. UMnu Bierman ukhuluma kanjena nje kusanda kwethulwa ngokusemthethweni inhlangano ezobhekelela nje ngqo izidingongqangi zabalimi bakamoba, iSouth African Sugar Association (Sasa). Ukusungulwa kwale nhlangano ebonakala izoba yisibani sabalimi bakamoba kushayelwe elikhulu ihlombe leli nanguMnu Hans Hackman oyisikhulu esiphezulu senhlangano, eyaziwa ngokuthi yiSouth African Farmers Development Association (Safda).