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News releases & OpEds
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....
Small businesses are called the ‘lifeblood’ and the ‘backbone’ of
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:
The Small Business Institute will be holding its first of
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...
The Small Business Institute calls on government to redouble efforts
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...
SBI reported in the news
A new survey done on behalf of Nedbank showed more
Tumisang Ndlovu speaks to Small Business Institute CEO John Dludlu
Under level four, strict health protocols and social distancing must
The coronavirus pandemic has caused serious and sever economic devastation.
The panel focus on the SME sector, and unpack which
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) notes with dismay that
In the wake of South Africa’s lockdown, many small businesses
Market trends and other economic data confirm that the coronavirus
Bheki Ntshalintshali, secretary-general of Cosatu & John Dludlu, CEO
The government needs to tackle poverty and corruption as they
Small to medium enterprises are said to be the hope
With South Africa currently on a 35-days lockdown to
There is always a break in the clouds. There is
Prof. Jannie Rossouw – hoof van Wits se sakeskool, Bernard Swanepoel
Even though I am a woman and employ eight staff