Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Chamber of Business partner to digitalise local SMEs

2 June 2017

Digital Content

Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Chamber of Business (ECCOB) have announced a new partnership to assist with the digitalisation of SMEs in the province.

At a ceremony in East London on Tuesday, an agreement was signed between the two parties which will see tailored SME services made available to small businesses through the ECCOB.

The partnership has officially been sanctioned by the Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development as well the Premier of the Province. The Eastern Cape is the first province to enter into a partnership of this nature with Vodacom.

Small businesses in the region will now be able to fully digitalise their services. Over and above faster internet connections and mobile and broadband services; local businesses will have first access to trial various enterprise mobility solutions such as Business Booster, a mobile platform that allows tradesmen and professionals to quote, invoice and accept payments while on the job.

Vuyani Jarana, Chief Officer at Vodacom Business, says: “Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Chamber of Business share a common goal to support SMEs in the province. The digital economy is the single most important driver of growth, innovation and competitiveness on the continent and it holds huge potential for South Africa. Small businesses must embrace the digital economy and our partnership with the ECCOB marks the beginning of an exciting digital journey.”

Vodacom will provide resources to facilitate the training and adoption of SME services to the Chamber and its members. Read the full article in RNews here.