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On this page you will find statements and op-eds distributed by SBI; coverage the Institute receives and news about and for SMEs.  While we do not necessarily endorse political parties, nor the findings of other research institutions, our research and advocacy positions are increasingly highlighted by influential commentators. We post these articles or interviews here for your review.

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...

SBI hosted a Business Chamber workshop on 18 March 2021

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...

News Release: Digitalisation – the best hope for South Africa and its small firms

After more than a year of Covid-19 and various corresponding

SBI calls on Mboweni to let SMEs breathe (again)

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...

Business Day: JOHN DLUDLU: New law could hobble SMEs even more

In December, the department of small business development released the

SBI COMMENTS ON THE NATIONAL SMALL ENTERPRISE (NSEA) AMENDMENT BILL

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...

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

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SBI hosted a Business Chamber workshop on 18 March 2021

SBI hosted a Business Chamber workshop on 18 March 2021

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...

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SBI calls on Mboweni to let SMEs breathe (again)

SBI calls on Mboweni to let SMEs breathe (again)

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...

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