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News releases & OpEds
SBI Research – The real cost of municipal dysfunctionality on SMEs and the Informal Sector: findings and recommendations
The SBI is proud to release it's latest report on the research topic: The real cost of municipal dysfunctionality on SMEs and the Informal Sector - findings and recommendations
INVITATION: SBI SME Indaba: “The State of our Municipalities and Small Businesses”, Tuesday 17 October 2023
Dear Friend of SBI, It is our singular privilege to invite you to our first in-person SBI SME Indaba and networking session. We will be holding a half-day indaba to, amongst others, publicly release the findings and recommendations of its research study titled, “The...
“The Energy Crisis: What is being done to support small businesses?”, SBI Webinar, Tues 20 June 2023
The Small Business Institute hosted a webinar on the energy
The Small Business Institute (“SBI”) welcomes the publication of the
SBI Webinar 23 February 2023: “Opportunities for small business owners in Investment and Infrastructure development”
The SBI held a conversational webinar with SME owners – from
Ahead of the national budget – to be tabled on Wednesday
As South Africans continue to endure the brunt of rising
The Small Business Institute, which represents tens of thousands of
MEDIA RELEASE: MINISTER NDABENI-ABRAHAMS WORKING ON AN ENERGY RELIEF PACKAGE TO LESSEN THE BURDEN OF LOADSHEDDING ON SMALL BUSINESSES
The Minister of the Department of Small Business Development, Ms.
Parliamentary Monitoring Group: Just energy transition funding for SMMEs and Cooperatives; Government failure to comply with 30-day payment regulation
In a virtual meeting, the Portfolio Committee was briefed by
SBI’s submission to the DTIC on the draft block exemption regulations for small, micro and medium-sized businesses, 2022
The SBI submitted it’s comments on the draft block exemption
The Small Business Institute (SBI) calls on government to accelerate
The SBI submitted it’s comments on the NISED Masterplan on
SBI Webinar 7 July 2022 "Reflections on supporting SA's SMEs in a time of Covid-19" The SBI held a reflective webinar on Thursday 7 July 2022 for policy makers, thought leaders, economic operators, friends and long-standing and proven supporters of small businesses in...
One of my key priorities is to back entrepreneurs and
SBI reported in the news
John Dludlu – CEO of the Small Business Institute
Moneyweb: Municipal dysfunction holding SMEs ransom: report The Small Business Institute’s latest research details the cost of municipal dysfunction to small businesses, and CEO John Dludlu helps contextualise the data to reflect the real-time consequences for SMEs...
Dysfunctional municipalities, an overabundance of bureaucratic red tape and deferred
On this installment of The Entrepreneurial SME, Rams Mabote speaks
There has been much euphoria reported about the 15th BRICS
Accidental entrepreneurship maybe contributing to the failures of many small
Nobody wants to work or live forever and if you
According to data from the Small Business Institute, in order
In addition to finding affordable alternative power/energy for small
Up to 64% of small businesses in South Africa’s townships
At every step of its supply chain the utility has
The lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic had many unexpected
Eskom has resumed load shedding, and while the intensity of
Load shedding has had a devastating impact on small businesses
As South Africans brace themselves for Monday’s EFF-inspired national shutdown