The City of Ekurhuleni’s new Business Facilitation Network provides services that include:
- Business registration
- Planning tools/services
- Mentorship and coaching
- Access to finance
- Business linkages.
It has an investment and development application front office, which caters for all major and strategic investment and development applications to be speedily processed through an electronic document management system.
City mayor Mondli Gungubele said it would help investors and potential investors to do business in the city. He said it would also play a role in fighting poverty, unemployment and inequality as it created an enabling environment for investors to see the city ‘as the investment destination of choice’.
The business network is also aimed at improving relations with the broader investing community by providing a tracking service for strategic investment projects.
The hubis situated on the corner of Voortrekker and Monument streets in Kempton Park, just five minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport.