THE JOBS FUND
The Jobs fund was announced by the President during the State of the Nation Address on 10 February, 2011. Following this announcement, the Jobs Fund was successfully launched in June 2011 by Minister of Finance. At its core, the Jobs Fund seeks to operate as a catalyst for innovation and investment in activities which directly contribute to sustainable job creation initiatives, as well as long term employment creation.
A2Pay is one of the funding recipients and use it to empower and grow emerging/established traders in order to create sustainable employment within the South African landscape.
A2Pay have some criteria which need to be met in order to qualify for the subsidised pricing on all equipment.
- South African Citizen
- Over the age of 18
- Must be a general Grocery Retailer (Taverns are unfortunately not included)
- Must have an existing store with a range of product
- Must be willing to employ an additional staff member once the store grows
- Eager and driven to make their store a success
WHAT DOES A2PAY OFFER?
Through the Jobs Fund initiative, A2Pay offers the emerging/established trader a sophisticated yet easy to use piece of technology to grow and manage their business more effectively. The equipment is subsidised and the store owner only pays a portion of the actual cost. Support and all relevant materials are given to the store owner in order to make their business a success.