This SBP Alert was compiled by drawing on the extensive storehouse of data collated in the first two annual rounds of SBP’s multi-year SME Growth Index. The Alert features information on important issues including, amongst others, the growth trends of South Africa’s SME community; the contribution of SMEs to job creation, and their roles as importers and exporters to the country’s economy.  The Alert makes an appeal not just for the recognition of the numerous challenges and opportunities that it discusses, but also calls for a decisive, sustained shift to action in addressing them with a view to achieving the wealth and employment creation that the National Development Plan has prioritised.

by: SBP –