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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 welcomes amendments by Department of Small Business Development to definitions of SMMEs
Submission Presented by the SBI (Small Business Institute) [31 October, 2018] In response to the Updating of Schedule 1 of the National Definition for Small Enterprises in South Africa (Gazette Notice No 41970: published 12 October 2018) E-mail to:...
President Ramaphosa has asserted that, “the growth of our economy will be sustained by small businesses, as in the case of many countries”. And most of our policy documents since the 1995 white paper have laid out South Africa’s ambitions to emulate the job creating...
GOVERNMENT NOTICECALL FOR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS FROM STAKEHOLDER BODIES AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ON THE UPDATING OF SCHEDULE 1 OF THE NATIONAL DEFINITION FOR SMALL ENTERPRISES IN SOUTH AFRICA I, Lindiwe D Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development hereby:a) Publish...
The article published by Dr Thami Mazwai, a consultant to the minister of small business development
Baseline data and policy changes needed for small business to deliver jobs target for NDP Data
Banks’ lending in South Africa to large corporate companies over the last five years grew
SBI supports Parliamentary Portfolio Committee attempt to hold Department of Small Business Development to account
The Small Business Institute notes that the Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development
The Small Business Institute today rejected the resignation offered by board member
It’s now or never – time to shift government from blocking to enhancing sustainable SMEs
SBI reported in the news
Support small businesses with all your heart. Bernard Swanepoel Head
This year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos
Relatively little credible data is available about small, micro and
Earlier in 2019, the Small Business Institute (SBI) asked the
Cas Coovadia discusses Sona’s mentions of youth entrepreneur funding, SME
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.