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.

Deputy Minister S'dumo Dlamini's speech on the occasion of a debate in the NCOP

1 September 20211 - This debate is taking place in the context of a number of challenges facing the economy of our country . which on amongst others include increasing unemployment. For an example according to the recent Quarterly Labor Force Survey the number of unemployed persons increased by 584 000 to 7,8 million compared to the first quarter of 2021. 

Minister Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams congratulates the newly elected President and Vice President of the BUSA 

01 September 2021 - The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams welcomes the appointment of the newly elected President of the Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), Professor Bonang Mohale and Vice President, Mr Adrian Gore. “BUSA’s contribution to the organized corporate representative organisations, chamber of commerce, industry and professional organisations is commendable, and we are hopeful that the organization will be deliberate in the development of small businesses” said Ndabeni-Abrahams.