Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams applauds initiatives aimed at boosting SMMEs

11 February 2022 - Department of Small Business Development Minister Stella-Ndabeni-Abrahams applauds and welcomes initiatives announced by the Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa during the State of The Nation Address on Thursday night. During his speech, President Ramaphosa announced that the government is taking far-reaching measures to unleash the potential of small, micro and informal businesses.

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to lead a local delegation in Kwabhaca during the Nation-Wide Vooma Vaccination Weekend

30 September 2021  - Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams accompanied by Umzimvubu mayor to lead a local delegation in Kwabhaca during the Nation-Wide Vooma Vaccination Weekend. Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams in her capacity as the Alfred Nzo District Development Model (DDM) Champion, will on Friday, 01 October 2021, lead a delegation of local leaders at Umzimvubu Local Municipality in KwaBhaca.

The DSBD in collaboration with the UNDP launches a study on the impact of Covid-19

28 September 2021 - The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa have launched a study titled: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Micro and Informal Businesses in South Africa” on 28 September 2021. In terms of non-agricultural employment, 36.84% of all females are employed in the informal sector.


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.


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.


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