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The Board of Directors of the North West Development Corporation wishes to inform stakeholders of an NWDC Executive Management update.

The Board has reinstated Mr Tshepo Phetla to the position of Chief Executive Officer and has further appointed Mr Radichaba Malapane as the Acting Chief Financial Officer.

The changes are with immediate effect.


SMMEs, co-operatives, informal traders and hawkers are invited to apply for funding in an endeavour to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their respective businesses within the North West Province.

The North West Covid-19 Relief Fund was established by the Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT) and will be managed by the provincial economic development entity, the North West Development Corporation (NWDC).

The relief measures offered by the North West Covid-19 Relief Fund will assist in sustaining provincial enterprises during this economic crisis by working at reducing the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown on their businesses.

“Small businesses and informal traders play an important role in the growth and development of the provincial economy, and as such we developed these relief measures to enhance the sustainability of small businesses and informal traders to ensure retention of jobs”, said MEC of DEDECT, Kenetswe Mosenogi.

Eligible applicants will be able to apply for funding ranging from R1000.00 to R100 000.00 (One thousand to one hundred thousand Rands).

Applications for the North West Province COVID-19 Relief Fund will be made available on the NWDC and DEDECT websites  on 1 June 2020.

Considering that every business is unique, each application will be evaluated on a case by case basis, depending on the availability of funds.

A broad outline of the type of assistance the North West Covid-19 Relief Fund will offer includes:

Formal Business (SMME) COVID-19 Relief Interventions (CIPC registered)

  • Stock Relief Intervention
  • Rental and Municipal Bills Relief Intervention
  • Income Relief Intervention

Informal Business COVID-19 Relief Interventions (Business not registered on CIPC)

  • Income Relief Intervention
  • Stock Relief Intervention
  • Rental Relief Intervention, (e.g. hairdressers renting workstations)

Application criteria
To be able to apply for the North West COVID-19 Relief Fund, applicants need to meet a number of basic requirements, where applicable to their type of business.

Informal business (Business not registered)
1. Identity Document
2. Proof of Trading for 12 months in the North West Province (Affidavit/letter from Tribal Authority)

Formal business (CIPC registered business)
1. Proof that the business is negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Such as four months bank statements (January – April), copies of municipal bills, rental bills, stock purchase receipts etc.)
2. Copy of identity documents of business owners (certified)
3. Proof of Trading for 12 months in the North West Province (Affidavit/letter from Tribal Authority)
4. SARS compliance documents

 

Links to access the online registration and application portal will be made available in the Covid-19 Relief Fund portal on the NWDC website on Monday, 1 June 2020.


It has been proclaimed by North West Premier, Prof Tebogo Job Mokgoro, that the NWDC is transferred to FEED.

The administration of the NWDC including all legislative oversight functions and responsibilities, thereby resort under the Department of Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development under the leadership of MEC Wendy Joy Nelson.

The proclamation has been issued in terms of Section 137 (A) and (B), read with Section 140(1)B and (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

In streamlining efforts for maximum service delivery and enhancing the effectiveness of the NWDC, this decision is a welcome step forward in ensuring achievement of targets and the NWDC’s mandate.

The proclamation has effect from 1 April 2018.

Download a copy of the signed proclamation here.


The North West Development Corporation (NWDC) places on record the facts outlined below in response to articles published in The Mahikeng Mail on 3 and 10 August 2018 and on Bojanala Fm on 22 August on the matter of Tokiso Security Services.

On the matter of Tokiso Security Services being a subsidiary of the NWDC:

  • The Provincial EXCO resolved during 2017 that the NWDC provides a consolidated security services to provincial government departments as an opportunity to reduce high existing costs and streamline the provision of security services
  • When the project commenced in April 2017, it was the original intention of the NWDC to establish a Security Services subsidiary for the NWDC.
  • The further intention was to, over time establish an integrated provincial security provision service accommodating all qualifying security service providers for the purposes of empowerment and job creation. This was to further enhance insourcing from the province’s SMMEs and cooperatives as well as encourage skills development.
  • As the project unfolded it became clear that it was not feasible to establish Tokiso as a subsidiary of the NWDC due to a number of unforeseen challenges and laborious compliance requirements; NWDC and Tokiso therefore entered into a service provider / client relationship
  • As a result, the relationship between the NWDC and Tokiso Security Services indeed became that of a client/service provider, as mutually agreed upon.
  • Therefore, Tokiso Security Services is currently a legally-appointed service provider (agent) of security services to and on behalf of the NWDC.
  • In line with a client/service provider relationship, NWDC pays Tokiso according to invoices submitted for security services rendered.
  • The NWDC endorses and corroborates the statement by Abel Naphtaly, owner of Tokiso, expressed in the 3 August 2018 article published in The Mahikeng Mail that he holds strong views against any act of corruption.
  • The NWDC not only shares this sentiment that there was no intention or acts of corruption engaged in and also takes a strong view against such behaviour.
  • During the entire process it had been the intention of both parties to uphold and follow unquestionable ethical and legal business practices.

On the matter of the Service Level Agreement

  • When the project commenced in 2017, it was the intention of the NWDC to buy shares in Tokiso Security Services and convert it into a subsidiary, which was later found not to be feasible.
  • Both parties then agreed on a contractual relationship which has resulted in the current status quo of client / service provider.

 

The NWDC has a strict Business Code of Ethics Policy in place, which all its employees are subjected too. In upholding this principle and policy, should any employee ever act against or contradict these policies, measures are in place to deal with this, such as consequence management and disciplinary processes.
Says NWDC CEO Tshepo Phetla: “The NWDC as a corporation and its Board of Directors relentlessly strive to uphold the highest standards of ethics and business practices in the execution of our mission to contribute to the economic growth and transformation of the North West Province. The NWDC remains committed to uphold irreproachable ethical standards and business practices in line with all applicable legislation and codes of conduct.”

 

Enquiries:
Sam Mudramuthoo, M&C Manager, NWDC
017 422 0067/8 or 082 879 0911




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