67 informal traders from Kroonstad were recently given training in the Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) Grow My Business training programme.
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa, as a responsible corporate citizen, is committed to giving back to communities in which we operate by uplifting communities through different programs and initiatives which supports the government’s main agenda. The programs we are focusing on are; Youth Empowerment through education, Environmental Management and up skilling our South African informal traders (Tuck-shop owners and hawkers).
CCBSA plans to grow and service South African owned and operated tuck-shops in all the provinces in which we operate. This initiative includes informal traders in and around key focus towns in the Free State. The focus on informal traders is important as they play a big role in the South African economy and the revitalization of our townships.It is for this reason that, CCBSA has decided to empower 1050 informal traders (hawkers) in the Free State with the support of the following Departments: Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism and Enviromental Affairs.
The commitment to empower and uplift South African informal traders continues as we have already trained 230 in the last year in Qwa-Qwa and Thabong. We plan to train more on the 23rd and 24th of May for North West district in Rustenburg and Mahikeng.