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Ray Hartley Looks at Pravin Gordhan’s Efforts to Support Small Businesses

How to Fix South AfricaRay Hartley, author of How to Fix South Africa, recently visited a factory in Sandton where Sally Williams nougat is made.

In an article originally published in the Sunday Times: Business Times supplement, Hartley writes that, “the grind of machines at Sally Williams is a perfect microcosm of what’s happening to small businesses across the country”.

Hartley looks at the changes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is implementing to support small and medium enterprises with his budget speech pledge of an extra R6.5 billion, saying that it is debatable whether these efforts will be enough to fix the problems that small business owners are experiencing.

The Sally Williams website says “our nougat is made entirely by hand in small batches to guarantee the perfect nougat experience”.

That’s not entirely true. For one thing, perfection is hard to attain. For another, these days there are machines involved.

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  • How to Fix South Africa: The country’s leading thinkers on what must be done to create jobs edited by Ray Hartley
    EAN: 9780620549882
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