Trade and Industry

Annual Review of Small Business in South Africa 2004: A Qualitative Review

  • Year: 2004
  • Organisation: DTI
  • Publication Author(s): TIPS
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa

In 2005, the Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda) - the dti's newly established agency for supporting small business - tasked TIPS to carry out a second annual review of South Africa's small businesses as part of its mandate to support the growth of small enterprise in South Africa, to help create a better regulatory environment for small enterprise, and to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship.

The Annual Review of Small Business in South Africa 2004, this time published in two parts - A Statistical Review and a Qualitative Review - was launched at the first annual seda National Small Enterprise Summit in November 2005. These Summits aim to review the progress made in small business development, and to share best practice in this field.