Drakenstein WebSite     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SMME Business Support

​​​​​​​​​​SMME Business Support​​


The promotion of entrepreneurship and small business remains an important priority of the government of South Africa. Our commitment is to ensure that small businesses progressively increase their contribution towards the South African economy in critical areas such as job creation, equity and access to markets.

We know that a strong and well-developed small business sector can contribute significantly to economic growth through the creation of a modern entrepreneurial culture, export markets and innovation. As such, Drakenstein Municipality has recognised the importance of local sustainable municipal interventions and support to ensure an enabling environment for small businesses to grow and thrive to contribute towards the inclusive economic growth of the area.

This SMME Business support web page serves as a one stop online business portal to enable SMMEs to access reliable information about the entrepreneurial journey.

Please contact Ntobeko Vacu on 021 807 4740 or alternatively e-mail smmebusinesssupport@drakenstein.gov.za 



Drakenstein SMME and Entrepreneurs Expo

The devastating impact of COVID -19 has led to different spheres of government rally even more   resources to improve the state’s capability to address the increasing needs of SMMEs during this  pandemic. As a response, the municipality and a number of sector specific sector institutions within the SMME business support value chain, hosted the first Drakenstein SMME and Entrepreneurs Expo on 2 June 2021 at the Paarl-East Thusong Centre.

This event was in aid of providing various services to small enterprises to assist with business information to either remain or become compliant, but also to provide exposure to broader government and partnership services that are available in the ecosystem.  It also created an ideal platform to stimulate business growth and motivate both current and aspiring entrepreneurs, including High School learners who were in attendance. In addition, it enabled entrepreneurs and business owners to showcase their products and services and connect with bigger local corporates and government departments which could potentially open-up new market opportunities.

Some of the Expo feedback received:

We truly enjoyed it, thank you… it is good exposure for our learners as future entrepreneurs. - Elmaret Valentyn, Al-Azhar Institute of Paarl (Attendee).

From our side, we just want to say thank you for the great opportunity you created for us. It was a privilege to be part of the expo and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We look forward to future events and collaboration. – Sulize Naude, Labit (Exhibitor).

Moet vir julle se dankie was baie nice! – Henrico Sampson, Sushi H (Food Vendor).

We are also pleased to announce that the Drakenstein Entrepreneurship Expo will now be annual feature on municipal events calendar.  In conclusion, the municipal budget for 2021/2022 further demonstrates our commitment to build SMMEs’ capabilities to increase their contribution to the economic growth of our area and we are also delighted to inform you that the municipality will have a much more focused approach in collaborating with like- minded organisations’ in both the private and public sector to reignite the local economy through promoting local spent.



Invest Drakenstein


Covid-19 Business Community Update




Policies, Plans and Strategies


Business Support Guides and Tools

12.      FinFind - www.FinFind.co.za

           Finfind is an online access to finance solution for SMMEs. It is a platform that uses data driven algorithms

           to link businesses seeking finance with matching funders.

13.     JUMP App - http://www.bizjump.co.za

          JUMP is an innovative one-stop-shop for existing and potential business owners in the Western Cape 

          to get all the resources they need to start, scale and grow their companies.


SMME Support Interventions and Programmes





18. Events | Upcoming webinars

No events at this stage.

19. Past webinars

Training Series on Supply Chain Finance Innovation SME Finance Forum
 23 Feb 2021 to 23 March 2021 at 8:00

The World Energy Leaders Virtual Summit  Industry IoT 23 Mar 2021 at 9:30

B2B in Africa for Africa | Success By Design | 24-Mar-21 at 12:00

Virtual Western Cape Agriculture Export Week (WCAEW) Wesgro 29 Mar 2021 at 9:00

      Unravelling South Africa's Just Transition: Unpacking the ground-level impacts in the coal value chain 

      HOST: TIPS

      03 Nov 2020 10:00


      EMEA - Rethink-transfer pricing perspectives from around the world: Navigating through crisis
      and complexities

      and complexities

      and complexities

      HOST: BDO South Africa

      04 Nov 2020 10:00 - 11:00

      Cape Health Tech Week

      HOST: Wesgro

      09 to 12 Nov 2020 10:00

      Microsoft Relationship Sales Webinar

      HOST: Mint Group

      11 Nov 2020 14:00

      Women in the Green Economy

      HOST: Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

      17 Nov 2020 14:00 - 15:30

     Taste South Africa | Virtual Food & Beverage Exhibition
      HOST: Wesgro
     18 Nov 2020 TBC

Digitisation - the future of the network, part 2

The challenges of achieved higher penetration of DER Enlit Africa 15-Apr-21 14:30

Virtual coffee club - The strength of weak ties – and other strategic reminders revealed by the pandemic. Cape Chamber of Commerce 20-Apr-21 08:00

Leading succesfully in times of uncertainty - South Peninsula Chapter Cape Chamber of Commerce 22-Apr-21 09:30

The ultimate guide to setting up an online shop - Webinar Cape Chamber of Commerce 

19-May-21 11:00


Western Cape Invest SA Virtual One Stop

Western Cape Invest SA Virtual One Stop

The InvestSA One Stop Shop initiative is geared towards providing investors with services to reduce government red tape when establishing a business. It is part of the government’s drive to become investor-friendly by improving the business environment, lowering the cost of doing business, and making the process easier.

Companies are now able to make virtual appointments directly with all co-located provincial and national Government Departments via the below link.