The Ministry of Small Business Development in partnership with the Buffalo City Metro and the Dastile Wealth Insure (DWI) launched the Dastile Wealth Insure (DWI) Call Centre in East London, today.

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams together with BCM Deputy Executive Mayor Councillor Princess Faku, Border Kei Chamber of Business CEO Lizelle Maurice, Dastile Wealth Insure Founder Vuyo Dastile and BCM Spatial and Development Planning MMC Councillor Afrika Maxongo cut ribbon to the project that is aimed at igniting youth entrepreneurship and jobs.

“This launch is very significant for us as the Metro as it has created 64 direct job opportunities for our young people in our region, and we expect it to create even more employment opportunities when it begins to grow over the next few years from strength to strength,” said Cllr Faku.

She welcomed the development in the City saying “it communicates a message of confidence in the Metro’s Growth and Development Strategy for 2030 – which seeks to build an interconnected smart city that is the hub of innovation and productive investments." 

Vuyo Dastile, owner of the Dastile Wealth Insure, said: “We are here to show you that anything is possible. We believe that with the commitment and support from the Buffalo City Metro we can grow further.”

“We want the international investors to make the Eastern Cape their first stop for business because we are not only employing young people, we train and skill them through our leanership programme for the job market readness.”