JOHANNESBURG - The Thusanang opportunity centre in Klipfontein View is already a hive of activity less than a mere two months since opening its doors, with young entrepreneurs taking full advantage of services including meeting rooms, internet access and job search facilities, the city of Johannesburg said on Wednesday.
"It is encouraging that small businesses are using these facilities. This is exactly why we opened these centres," member of the mayoral committee for economic development Leah Knott said in a statement after touring the centre.
"This is evidence of government’s responsibility to provide a conducive environment for small businesses to thrive and to ultimately create jobs."
One success story involves small business owner Prichard Mkwebu, who recently hired three young people from Klipfontein View sourced from the job seekers’ database in the centre.
Mkwebu uses free meeting rooms at the centre to conduct his training sessions.