Govt departments more than R600m behind in payments to businesses - Minister

2019-08-15 17:25

Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshaveni cited National Treasury data, saying government departments were 30 days or more behind on paying service providers by more than R600m.

Better access to funding for entrepreneurs, minister pledges

2019-07-14 15:04

Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has said SMMEs must have access to strategic resources and finance, so her department will blend SEFA’s finance model to mix grants and loans.

Cape Town entrepreneur scoops national award

2018-10-25 19:09

A Blackheath-based entrepreneur and champion for women in business has bagged one of SA's most prestigious awards.

WATCH: Why have a conference when you can have a do-ference?

2017-08-31 11:17

A conference with a difference, especially for early-stage entrepreneurs seeking a one-on-one session with a business coach or an investor, is set to take place around SA.

Lindiwe Zulu: Not everything that is black is corrupt

2016-11-09 18:34

The structure of SA's economy is still 'an apartheid one', which makes it near impossible for SMMEs to participate in its value chain, says Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development.

Plan to revitalise small business dept

2014-11-21 12:55

The portfolio committee on small business development has vowed to exercise stringent oversight over the department of small business development.

Thabethe: SMMEs cannot emerge forever

2014-04-11 15:30

Government supports SMMEs, but they must also become sustainable and cannot be emerging forever, says Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe.

The sweet taste of success

2013-11-27 10:24

After loads of sugar down the drain and and a clear strategy, Anita Labuschagné of Sweet Temptations Toffees has seen her business flourish.

R18m revving up SMMEs

2013-02-22 19:25

Business loans amounting to around R18,5m for small, medium and micro enterprises are bearing fruit, says the North West government.

Tax breaks for small business

2012-02-22 14:31

The tax threshold for small businesses and micro-enterprises will be increased.


We’ve floundered, but there’s hope, Mabuza says on jobs and small business

2019-07-25 18:59

Deputy President David Mabuza acknowledged that the challenges that small business experienced in South Africa cut across the country’s broader economic troubles, including unemployment and lackluster growth.

Economy cannot remain in the hands of a few - minister

2019-06-25 21:58

The SA government will not allow the country's economy to remain in the hands of a few, says Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni.

Baic to set up R2bn Coega components supplier park

2017-12-10 06:01

Chinese motor manufacturer will build the park in addition to its R11 billion plant, currently under construction.

Township businesses are key to the economy - Anglo American

2016-11-10 19:30

Township economies are not less important than bigger, formal businesses says Anglo American executive head, Andile Sanqu.

i-Pay aims to help SMMEs with fast payment

2016-10-05 15:03

What if an electronic funds transfer could be done more quickly than it takes to enter a credit card code and expiry date?

Interest rates cycle a challenge for SMMEs

2014-07-21 06:00

As South Africa comes to grips with the rising interest rates cycle, small and medium-sized businesses will face a tough task to stay in business.


Sweet Temptations Toffees

2013-12-19 14:49
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SMEs fall short of job creation hopes

2013-02-25 13:36

Despite high hopes that SA's small and medium enterprise community would drive employment, the sector is in fact shedding jobs, a survey has found.

Khoza calls for visionary leadership

2012-05-22 12:38

An absence of visionary leadership is a major stumbling block for entrepreneurs in South Africa, Nedbank chairperson Reuel Khoza says.

SMMEs lose faith in finance houses

2011-11-27 12:15

Of emerging entrepreneurs, 60% have lost faith in banks and government-owned finance houses, opting to finance small businesses from their own pockets, a study shows.

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