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Institutional Support for Small Medium Micro Enterprise Development


In March 1995, the dti published the White Paper on National Strategy for the Development and Promotion of Small Business in South Africa, which encourages the establishment of a support framework, in the form of enabling legislation, institutional reform, leveraging financial and other forms of assistance, for small business development.

Government has established several institutions mandated to deliver a wide range of key services, including both financial and non-financial support services, to small enterprises.

Government institutions that offer support to SMMEs include the following:

  • Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda);
  • Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA);
  • National Empowerment Fund (NEF);
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC);
  • National Youth Development Agency (NYDA);
  • Land Bank;
  • Mafisa; and
  • Provincial agencies