Scoping of existing support programmes for small business –

The 1995 White Paper on the National Strategy for the Development of Small Business find practical expression in the Integrated Small Business Development Strategy (2004 to 2014). The Strategy provides maps out a ten year plan for small enterprises in South Africa. This is in line with government’s goal of addressing issues of equity in terms of race, gender and geographical locations by purposively promoting special development. The strategy is core thrust include: supporting SMMEs to access finance, creating an enabling regulatory environment, expand market opportunities for specific categories of small enterprises, through seda-cordinated information centres (localise small business support), promote entrepreneurship, education and train for small businesses, co-fund minimum business infrastructure facilities in local-authority areas across the country.

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