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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.

Business Day: JOHN DLUDLU: State must help save SA’s vital taxi industry

The government should increase the relief grant as the sector

Business Day: JOHN DLUDLU: Preparing SMEs for life after Covid-19

Department of small business development data shows only a small

Open letter to the president His Excellency, Cyril Ramaphosa

The Small Business Institute beseeches our government to revise regulations

News Release: Now more than ever South Africa needs the facts about small businesses

Today the Small Business Institute received the fifth request since

SBI PRESS RELEASE: Details, please

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

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SBI expresses concern over ongoing strike at SARS

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...

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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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