Operation Vula Fund: Millions worth of equipment was handed over to the emerging entrepreneurs as part of economic recovery, 27 October 2020

The wheels of radical economic transformation was set in motion on the 27th October 2020 when the MEC for Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube Ncube handing over vehicles such as bakkies, bakery equipment, catering equipment, animal feeds and other machinery to twelve (12) emerging entrepreneurs in uMgungundlovu District. This follows a rigorous process undertaken by EDTEA to assist those that applied for funding through Operation Vula Fund.


“This is the successful Tier 1 batch among the three tiers of funding within Operation Vula. It should also be noted that these are not the only Tier 1 beneficiaries within uMgungundlovu Municipality, however, following a successful due diligence done over these 12 business, I felt it was prudent that we hand over the equipment to the beneficiaries in order to speed up economic recovery.”MEC Dube Ncube said during the hand Over…


Ms Nobuhle Gwala from Aphelele Plastics receiving the Bakkie from MEC Dube Ncube.


The Onwer of Amathole PTY(LTD) specializing with Electrical engineering receiving his Bakkie from the MEC.


Mrs Madlala from Babanetse Co-op receiving their bakkie from MEC

One of the beneficiaries receiving animal feeds

Mr Luyanda Msane from Imbewu Enterprise receiving eggs producing chickens.

MEC Dube-Ncube angeging with the leadership uMsunduzi Local Municipality

MEC Dube-Ncube addressing the beneficiaries.