TIPS - Small Business Development

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Karen Harrison
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Siyakhula, or the Western Cape Bus Operators’ Transport Cooperative Ltd, operates within the bus sector of the transport industry. A brief description of the sector follows in order to contextualise the operations of the cooperative. The transport, storage and communications sector increased its share in real output growth in the Western Cape from…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This executive summary is not presented in the usual manner of summarising the findings of each chapter of the report. The complexity and detail covered in the report, and the nuances in the debates, makes such an option impossible. Rather, a brief overview of the key issues and approaches is presented as a…"

  • Year 2004
  • Organisation DTI
  • 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…"

  • Year 2003
  • Organisation DTI
  • Author(s) TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Department of Trade & Industry's (the dti's) Enterprise Development unit is tasked with developing policy and strategy for the small business sector. The objectives of government policy and strategy on enterprise development are empowerment, economic development and job creation. Much progress towards meeting these objectives has been made over the first decade…"
Tuesday, 13 February 2007

International Marketing Textbook

  • Year 2006
  • Author(s) S.M. Burgess;C.H. Bothma
TIPS contributed a chapter to this book published by Oxford University Press on International Marketing. TIPS wrote the chapter on Exporting for Small Businesses. The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate international marketing students but it also a ready reference and guide to exporters and international marketing practitioners. For more information on international Marketing, please visit www.oxford.co.za/cws/commerce/international_marketing/316236.htm"
Published in External Publications

  • Date Tuesday, 20 February 2001
  • Venue TIPS, Broll Place, Sunnyside Office Park, Parktown, Johannesburg
The aim of this seminar was to develop a rigorous economic framework to evaluate the SMME sector in South Africa. There is a rich tradition of SMME work in SA and our aim was not to simply reproduce another SMME report. Instead, to date the synergies between the mainstream economy and the SMME…"
Published in Workshops

  • Year 2005
  • Author(s) Charles Mather
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The food processing sector is widely regarded as having the potential to generate economic growth, entrepreneurial opportunities and employment (FAO, 1997; CIAT, 2002; Lambert, 2001; McCormick and Atieno, 2002). In developing countries the interest in agro-processing is associated with its potential for generating demand amongst smallholder farmers, upgrading primary production through small scale…"

  • Year 2005
  • Author(s) Christian Rogerson
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
One of the key issues that has been raised in terms of the analysis of small enterprise (SMME) support programmes in South Africa is that often support initiatives have been in the form of 'generic' packages that overlook the specificities of particular sectors. Although it has been recognized that the SMME economy in…"

  • Year 2005
  • Organisation DTI
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2004, TIPS also undertook a study to document public sector support to the small enterprise sector over the last decade for the dti. The Review documents 10 years of evolution of the dti's small enterprise support programmes and its overall strategy, leading to the current 'Integrated Strategy for Small-Enterprise Support', and plans…"

  • Year 2005
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) John Orford
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper considers the role of provincial governments in supporting small enterprise development. It is based on research conducted by the University of Cape Town's (UCT's) Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). It was sponsored by TIPS (Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies), an independent non-profit research institution that is committed to assist government…"

  • Year 2004
  • Author(s) Penelope Hawkins
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The South African financial sector, defined as the banking, insurance and securities industries, has contributed to the growth of the economy since democracy in terms of growth in assets and value added, although its provision of financial services to the poor has been less impressive. The article takes a broad approach to evaluating…"

  • Year 2004
  • Author(s) Rashid M. Mfaume and Wilhelm Leonard
  • Countries and Regions Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa)
Small Business Entrepreneurship haves been seen as a hub in generating income for the majority of urban dwellers with no formal paid employment. In Tanzania, entry into small business entrepreneurship is usually not seen as a problem. One can start small business at any time and in any place. However, the development of…"

  • Year 2004
  • Author(s) DK Grover; Anteneh Temesgen
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Ethiopia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. The country had a real per capita GDP of less than US $100 in 1995, and over 60 per cent of its population lives in absolute poverty. The problem of rural poverty and underdeveloped agriculture are closely linked with both…"

  • Year 2004
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In literature or current economic life, the concept of 'small businesses' often covers different implicit areas of focus. The lack of clarity about what is understood as a small business can affect the reliability of research findings. Not surprisingly, since there are different concepts of businesses, there are also different qualities of data.…"

  • Year 2003
  • Author(s) Kalie Pauw
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The unemployment rate among semi- and unskilled workers in South Africa is over 50%. This high rate can be attributed to various factors, including political decisions of the past, educational inequalities, and poor economic growth. These factors have contributed to the structural unemployment problem in South Africa. The real cost of labour and…"

  • Year 2003
  • Author(s) David Evans
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zambia
The first section sketches the well-known argument that there is a potential clash between trade policy reform, employment creation and poverty alleviation in the context of economic integration in Southern Africa. The argument is developed in the wider context of the endowments and accumulation of key resources in Sub Saharan Africa since 1960…"

  • Year 2003
  • Author(s) Neo Chabane
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The links between BEE and competition policy are outlined in the Competition Act of 1998. It is recognised in the preamble to the Act that competition law has to specifically address the excessive concentration of ownership and control of the economy and the unjust restrictions on the full participation of black people in…"

  • Year 2013
  • Author(s) Rulof Burger; Ronelle Burger; Servaas van der Berg
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper looks at social mobility in the context of a growing economy. The nature and extent of Black affluence in South Africa provides an indicator of the impact of efforts to eradicate the remnants of apartheid-era racial discrimination in the South African education system and labour market. Most studies examining social mobility…"

  • Year 2003
  • Author(s) Dipak Mazumdar; Dirk van Seventer
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in South Africa has been the focus of attention since the first democratic elections in 1994. Not only does the sector offer the opportunity to enhance entrepreneurship amongst previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa, but it is also seen as one that has the ability to…"

  • Year 2002
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Al Berry; Magali von Blottnitz
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY South Africa has, since 1994, been faced with the double challenges of re-integration into global markets as a global economy, while at the same time positioning itself to realise the high expectations of its populace regarding a successful transition towards a more democratic order. To achieve the objectives of…"
Published in Trade and Industry
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