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City Press: 30-day payment pact a big step for small business

Two years ago, the Small Business Institute (SBI) sent letters to 100 of the

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT / DISPATCH: Research on state of SA’s SMMEs makes for grim reading

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

SBI releases situational analysis of the status of SMMEs in South Africa during Covid-19

The Small Business Institute (SBI) released today a review of

Press Release: Joint announcement by EXXARO and SBI

Exxaro and the Small Business Institute (“SBI”) today announced a

Business Day: JOHN DLUDLU: State must help save SA’s vital taxi industry

The government should increase the relief grant as the sector

Business Day: JOHN DLUDLU: Preparing SMEs for life after Covid-19

Department of small business development data shows only a small

Open letter to the president His Excellency, Cyril Ramaphosa

The Small Business Institute beseeches our government to revise regulations

News Release: Now more than ever South Africa needs the facts about small businesses

Today the Small Business Institute received the fifth request since

News releases & OpEds

Postponement of the May SBI SME Indaba

Postponement of the May SBI SME Indaba

Dear SBI Member, colleague, and partner, In light of the COVID-19 outbreak that has reached South Africa the SBI fully supports President Cyril Ramaphosa's measures announced on Sunday 15 March to fight the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa. Accordingly, regrettably,...

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