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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.

Press release: SBI launches SBI Index Tracker scorecard

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....

Press Release: SBI steps up campaign against late payment of SMEs

Small businesses are called the ‘lifeblood’ and the ‘backbone’ of

OPED: Sunday Times – Cabinet Consultation

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:

SBI hosts its first Small Business Indaba

The Small Business Institute will be holding its first of

SBI expresses concern over ongoing strike at SARS

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...

Press release: SBI calls on government to stop Eskom’s slaughter of small businesses

The Small Business Institute calls on government to redouble efforts

New social media effort by the SBI to promote products and services of South Africa’s SMEs

The Small Business Institute (SBI) today launched an Instagram account

SBI URGES MBOWENI TO SUPPORT SMME GROWTH IN HIS BUDGET

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...

SBI WELCOMES RAMAPHOSA’S FOCUS ON INCLUSIVE GROWTH

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.

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Press release: SBI launches SBI Index Tracker scorecard

Press release: SBI launches SBI Index Tracker scorecard

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...

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