Nestlé commits to small business development

Nestlé South Africa and the Department of Small Business Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 3 April 2017 with the commitment to source and develop micro-distributors who are primarily located in townships and rural areas. Through this partnership, Nestlé South Africa and the Department of Small Business Development commit themselves to create and recruit 200 micro-distributors between 2017 and 2020. Each micro-distributor will employ at least three additional permanent employees, thereby creating 600 jobs over the three years.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of Small Business Development,  Ms Lindiwe Zulu, said: “We are proud of this partnership with Nestlé South Africa as it supports our mission of providing an environment that is conducive to the development and growth of small businesses and cooperatives. We hope that this partnership will encourage other companies to follow suit by unlocking opportunities that can create decent work.” Press Release.

Published on Tue, 11th Apr 2017 - 12:11