Small and medium enterprises play a significant role in the economy, particularly in relation to employment, contribution to GDP and innovation. Access to finance and procurement opportunities has been singled out as one of the major challenges impeding the survival and growth of Small and Medium enterprises (SME's) in South Africa.
Using a multi-disciplinary approach involving the public and private sector, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism is continuing its process wide drive to support small to medium size businesses. This forms part of a program of establishing, supporting startups and small and medium enterprises in the Western Cape.
This booklet serves as a tender support and financial assistance guide for ICT SME's. Getting these processes right not only saves time and effort but has the prospect of stimulating the domestic industry and job creation.
- startups (aka enterprise development),
- skills capacity building (aka Skills & Human Resource Development),
- cluster development,
- research and market growth programmes
- the Software CEOs Forum,
- the Academic HODs Forum,
- IT Heroes,
- Café Conversations,
- and much more.
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