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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 Zona Ndondo at 021 807 4815 or alternatively e-mail smmebusinesssupport@drakenstein.gov.za 



SMME and Entrepreneurs Expo

Drakenstein Municipality will be hosting a SMME and Entrepreneurs Expo on Wednesday, 2 June 2021 at the Paarl-East Thusong Centre. The municipality will be collaborating with a number of private and public institutions within the SMME business support ecosystem and would hereby like to invite you to attend.

The Expo will provide businesses with an invaluable platform to interact with other entrepreneurs and representatives from a number of public sector organisations. It will be the ideal platform to stimulate business growth and motivate both current and aspiring entrepreneurs. In addition, it will enable entrepreneurs and business owners to showcase their products and services and connect with corporates and government departments which could potentially open-up new market opportunities.

The Expo will be based on the following themes:
• Business-to-business linkages;
• Government-to-business linkages; and
• Youth-in-business.

Event details:
Date: 2 June 2021
Venue: Paarl-East Thusong Centre, Paarl
Time: 09h30 – 15h00

* Kindly note that all COVID-19 regulations and protocols will be adhered to.

We hope to see you there.


Invest Drakenstein

Invest Drakenstein_final draft - 13 March 2020


Covid-19 Business Community Update

Drakenstein Covid-19 Business Impact Survey Findings



Drakenstein Draft Informal Trading By-Law_20200723


Policies, Plans and Strategies

 1. Financial Assistance for Public Events Policy
 2. Informal Trading Enhancement Strategy
 3. Informal Trading Management Policy
 4. Integrated Economic Growth Strategy
 5. Investment Incentive Policy
 6. SMME Support Plan
 7. Tourism Development Plan
 8. Drakenstein Township Economic Strategy Draft_July 2020


Business Support Guides and Tools

 9. EGT Business Support Guide
10.Funding Readiness Guide – DEDAT
11.Supplier Database Registration Guide
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.

14.     Drakenstein Township Economic Strategy Draft_July 2020


SMME Support Interventions and Programmes

15. TREP Integrated Presentation
16. TREP Programmes Application


17. Free online training courses available to SMMEs

18. Events | Upcoming webinars

1. CEO Connect  Old Mutual  04-Jun-21 08:00 https://evolve.eventoptions.co.za/register/ceo-connect/details

2. Finance, investment and strategy: Financing the African energy transition Enlit Africa 08-Jun-21 13:00

3. Bringing renewables onto the grid: G-PST Consortium presentation Enlit Africa 09-Jun-21 14:30 

4. New energy landscape: The role of Africa in the global hydrogen-generation market Enlit Africa 10-Jun-21 12:00 

5. Digital Transformation in Communications and Marketing Meltwater 10-Jun-21 10:00

6. How to Reset your Business for Success Standard Bank  26-Jun-21 12:30


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

      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.


Emergency Numbers

Life threatening
021 872 2323

Service Emergency
021 807 4500


Drakenstein Municipality
Berg River Boulevard
South Africa

GPS coordinates

S33 44.248 E18 58.108

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