SBI Media

Siki Mgabadeli will act as National Spokesperson for the SBI, build relationships with reporters and editors on the organization’s behalf, drive coverage of statements, research findings, op-eds and Indabas.

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Will Ramaphosa cut South Africa’s SME ministry?

Is South Africa’s Department of Small Business Development about to be axed? The department – which has long come under fire for doing too little to support small business (see this post), was set up in 2014 by Jacob Zuma, who last month stepped down as...

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Growth in lending to big firms outpaces that to SMEs

Banks' lending in South Africa to large corporate companies over the last five years grew at almost double the pace of that to SMEs, reveal Reserve Bank figures. ​ While lending to corporates expanded by 60% in the last five years (between November 2012 to...

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New Release from the Small Business Institute

12 April 2018 The Small Business Institute today rejected the resignation offered by board member, Ivan Pillay, after criminal charges were laid against him and his former colleagues in SARS. One of the principle values of the SBI is to support and foster...

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SBI in the News

Sunday Tribune: Subcontractor’s pain: R290 000 owed

DURBAN - FOR ALMOST a year young businessman Mantsiri Mabala has been awaiting payment for services his company, Sebaka Engineering, rendered as a subcontractor in a Durban municipal project. Mabala is among a growing number of subcontractors who face severe...

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