Small business and informal business associations condemn violence and looting

16 July 2021 - Small business and informal business associations condemn violence and looting and welcome interventions by the Department of Small Business Development to provide support to existing and new SMMEs and informal trades. On Tuesday 13, July 2021, Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni held a meeting with the leadership of the NAFCOC, SAITA and Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services (FABCOS) pertaining to matters affecting SMMEs and Informal Traders.

Government Notice: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of Covid-19

16 July 2021 - Directions issued in terms of Regulation 30(1) of the regulations made under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002): Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19. Directions set out in the Schedule hereto in order to provide guidance on the operation of businesses whose licenses and trade permits.

Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will delivers Budget Vote 36

23 May 2021 - Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will delivers Budget Vote 36 on Tuesday, 25 May 2021. Minister Ntshavheni will use the platform to inform Parliament and society at large on how the department has been able to support and empower SMMEs and Co-operatives in the previous financial year. Minister Ntshavheni will use the platform to inform Parliament and society at large on how the department has been able to support and empower SMMEs and Co-operatives in the previous financial year.

Mandate

To lead and coordinate an integrated approach to the promotion and development of entrepreneurship, Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) and Co-operatives, and to ensure an enabling legislative and policy environment to support their growth and sustainability.

Mission

The coordination, integration and mobilisation of efforts and resources towards the creation of an enabling environment for the growth and sustainability of small businesses and co-operatives.

Vision

A transformed and inclusive economy driven by sustainable, innovative SMMEs and Co-operatives.