A free information session for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be held in Bloemfontein on 29 August. Focus will be on the task to strengthen SMEs, as they are considered critical for the economic and social development of emerging markets in South Africa. The event, in the form of a breakfast, will be held from 08:30 to 12:00 at the Protea Hotel. The event is supported by the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (Saipa). According to Saipa, these businesses generate essential income and contribute to more than 60% of employment in emerging economies.They are likely to generate more jobs at a faster pace, with the necessary financial support and easy access to finance.