David Nphalo-General Secretary (IEDF), Rosheda Muller-President (IEDF); Yolisa Mkhize - Executive Manager; Corporate Services (SEDA) ; Thabi Mtshali - Civil Servant (DSBD); Stephen Umlaw Director (DSBD)

DSBD meeting with IEDF: partnering with government for long-term change

Cape Tonians are accustomed to conspicuous change to their daily CBD rhythm, annually around end of January to end February. The Who’s Who in government and international bodies flock from every corner of the political and investment world to our country’s Administrative Capital (or more accurately one of the 3 in RSA) – Cape Town Parliament for SONA and budget speeches.

14 February 2023 may have been St. Valentine’s day for the rest of the world and nothing was any different for the IEDF as we met with government to discuss collaboration which will change the face of the informal economy thenceforth.

In said meeting attended by the Department of Small Business Development, SEFA & SEDA, such collaboration will be for one purpose only
–  large scale impact. Impact through reach of the most critical sector of our economy, accountable for ~10% of our GDP with a population well over 7 million.


During these early stages, the IEDF would like to inform its members the following; “…watch this space”. Our vision to unify the informal economy by being the leading catalyst in growing the economy through innovation, collaboration & growth is being realised one step at a time.

This is an opportunity to join the IEDF and #BePartofTheMovement.

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