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News releases & OpEds
29 October 2019 Small Business Institute #SMEIndaba scheduled as business rankings slip
SBI COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS TO THE NATIONAL TREASURY: Economic transformation, inclusive growth and competitiveness: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa
The Small Business Institute (SBI) is an independent, not-for-profit
Initiatives in Rwanda, Mexico and the UK show that making
June 17 2019 Embargo: none The Small Business Institute announces today that it is launching a new scorecard – SBI Index Tracker – that will measure South Africa’s performance relative to other countries on the ease of doing business and other metrics of success in...
Press release: SBI is disappointed SMEs remained in Departmental Silo, pledges to work with new DSBD
Press release: SBI is disappointed SMEs remained in Departmental Silo, pledges to work with new DSBD May 30 2019 The Small Business Institute is disappointed that the Small Business Development Department (DSBD) has been retained as part of the sixth administration....
Small businesses are called the ‘lifeblood’ and the ‘backbone’ of
Recently the Small Business Institute was part of a business delegation consulted by the government about a reconfigured cabinet. Our approach to the question centred on two tenets:
The Small Business Institute will be holding its first of
March 31 2019 The Small Business Institute appeals to workers’ representatives and leadership at the SA Revenue Service (SARS) to urgently resolve their wage dispute which is threatening small businesses in SA. “The strike, entering its second week, is the latest blow...
The Small Business Institute calls on government to redouble efforts
The Small Business Institute (SBI) today launched an Instagram account
SBI URGES MBOWENI TO SUPPORT SMME GROWTH IN HIS BUDGET February 19 2019 Embargo: none The Small Business Institute is appealing to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to lift the threshold of taxable small firms to R5 million of annual turnover to develop the small...
The Small Business Institute welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s focus on inclusive growth and job creation, and determination to fix Eskom and to step up the fight against corruption.
Ahead of his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), as part of the public-private growth initiative delegation to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Small Business Institute (SBI) has tabled a set of proposals to ensure that the small business segment is placed at the front and centre of economic growth and job creation.
The Small Business Institute announces today that two top-rated South African economists and thought leaders are joining its board as part of SBI’s bid to strengthen its capacity to champion the voice of small business.
SBI reported in the news
By Business Live: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2019-12-18-letter-urgent-support-needed-by-250000-smes/
Hundreds of people turned up at Hyde Park Corner mall
Not-for-profit organisation Small Business Institute (SBI) executive director
The Small Business Institute (SBI) will host discussions on dysfunctional
Bernard Swanepoel, direkteur van die Kleinsake-Instituut & Maarten Ackerman
Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, who was appointed as the minister of small
Challenges hampering Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) prosperity will be
The Competition Commission has fleshed out the details of how
With load shedding expected to last at least a week,
Government’s failure to pay its suppliers is damaging the economy.
Guest: John Dludlu Executive: Strategy & Public Affairs SBI – The
Last week, the Canadian Fraser Institute released its yearly reminder
Have you ever dreamt of owning a petrol station? Well,
Guest: John Dludlu | Spokesperson for Small Business Institute
John Dludlu, The Small Business Institute – “The sad story of