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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.

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Small businesses are grateful for the promise of relief, but

Business Day OP-ED: Pandemic could be the final straw for ailing small businesses

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak the government should follow global trends

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,...

News Release: An Opportunity Knocks in Support of SMMEs

This year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Press release: Small Business Institute #SMEIndaba scheduled as business rankings slip

29 October 2019 Small Business Institute #SMEIndaba scheduled as business rankings slip

Business Day: SIPHO NKOSI: Cut red tape to prevent small business staying informal

Initiatives in Rwanda, Mexico and the UK show that making

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....

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SBI URGES MBOWENI TO SUPPORT SMME GROWTH IN HIS BUDGET

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...

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SBI CALLS ON RAMAPHOSA TO CHAMPION SMME-LED GROWTH

SBI CALLS ON RAMAPHOSA TO CHAMPION SMME-LED GROWTH

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.

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SBI BEEFS UP ITS CAPACITY

SBI BEEFS UP ITS CAPACITY

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.

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