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SMME Development

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Support and assistance for existing SMMEs offered through Frances Baard SMME Trust as follows:

  • Assistance with procurement of additional equipment & machinery for start-up businesses
  • Advocacy campaigns
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Business and financial management skills training
  • SMME Seminar
  • Training facilitation by SEDA
  • Governance and compliance matters through CIPC

Support and assistance for new SMMEs offered as follows:

  • New business registrations advice
  • Start-up capital funding applications facilitation
  • Tax registrations
  • Referrals to agencies
  • Advocacy campaigns & seminars
  • Business registrations through CIPC by referrals to FB SMME Trust
  • Start-up capital funding applications to funding agencies
    Advice Provided:
    • Business start-ups
    • How to develop a business plan
    • Looking for funding
    • How to access markets
    • How to price your products
    • Business networking (power of social media)
    • How to prepare financials
    • Customer Service
    • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Export/Import awareness seminars
    • Training opportunities
    • Web-based tendering system

Budget Speech 2017

Budget allocation and implementation plans for the Department financial year 2017/18 amounts to R296.518 million. This is an increase of R18, 603 million and therefore 6,7 per cent in nominal terms.


  1. Budget Speech 2017
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