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News releases & OpEds
SBI press release: SBI’s post-covid recovery series probes challenges facing SMEs and presents growth blueprint.
Attention: All Editors Small Business Institute media release SBI’s post-covid recovery series probes challenges facing SMEs and presents growth blueprint.14 April 2021Johannesburg The Small Business Institute (SBI) released four additional papers this morning in the...
The SBI hosted a National Business Chamber workshop on 18 March 2021. Here you can find the videos of guest speakers and their presentations on the day for review. BUSINESS CHAMBER WORKSHOP: 18 March 2021 - 09:00 to 14:00 via Zoom TOPIC: BUSINESS RECOVERY DURING AND...
Stakeholder Invitation: How South Africa can emerge from Covid-19 with better prospects for recovery and growth
You are cordially invited to a media briefing next week
After more than a year of Covid-19 and various corresponding
February 23 2021 As our country continues the battle of defeating the coronavirus and saving livelihoods, the Small Business Institute has called on finance minister to speed up economic reforms, invest in infrastructure and not abruptly cut off support for small and...
In December, the department of small business development released the
SBI concerned with overreach and lack of transparency, urges minister to withdraw certain provisions in proposed National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill January 31 2021 In December, the National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill (not a ‘draft’, as is customary) was...
Two years ago, the Small Business Institute (SBI) sent letters to 100 of the
Johannesburg – South African micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) faced
Press release: SBI urges Competition Commission to act with caution around online marketplace ‘dominance’
The Small Business Institute (SBI) notes that Competition Commissioner Tembinkosi
The Small Business Institute (SBI) released today a review of
Exxaro and the Small Business Institute (“SBI”) today announced a
The government should increase the relief grant as the sector
Department of small business development data shows only a small
As the country moves into alert level 3 in certain
SBI reported in the news
In its research paper titled: ‘Digitalisation – the best hope for
Business Day: JOHN DLUDLU: Government’s lackadaisical approach does not bode well for digital transformation
The fourth industrial revolution has arrived but the state is
Albert Einstein once famously said, ‘Insanity is doing the same
Johannesburg – The Small Business Institute this week released the results
In die sewende program gesels ons oor die vier dinge
For localisation to be successfully implemented, the requirements must be
THE SMALL Business Institute (SBI) said South Africa needed to
Nonprofit organisation the Small Business Institute (SBI) on April 14
It is no secret that the country was in serious
The queue to renew your motor vehicle or driver’s licence
The Competition Commission has announced an inquiry into the trade
After more than a year of Covid-19 and associated levels
BusinessTech: Planned business laws for South Africa will give government ‘sweeping powers’ over contracts: analysts
Analysts have raised concerns around the National Small Enterprise Amendment
Michael Avery talks to SBI CEO John Dludlu about Tito
Engineering News: SBI calls on Mboweni to maintain SME and household support until pandemic contained
Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) lobby organisation the Small