We spoke to some of our SME beneficiaries, to find out what they thought of the Tutuwa Scheme.
“We have no debt, and I own the building. We are looking at moving into other markets, starting other businesses, also making our building bigger. My sons have just finished university, so it is a good time to expand. Tutuwa was worthwhile for us. I did nothing to get the money and it will benefit my business. At the end of the day, I was not expecting any other benefits from it. You have to work to make money. It is more than enough for us.”
- Rashied Flowers, The owner of Metric Steel, a steel fabrications company in Blackheath, Western Cape, with a turnover of about R36 million and 48 employees. Rashied cashed his shares, netting about R3 million.