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.

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. 

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.