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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 webpage serves as a one stop online business portal to enable SMMEs to access reliable information about the entrepreneurial journey.

Please contact Marian Schroeder at 021 807 4528 or alternatively e-mail smmebusinesssupport@drakenstein.gov.za 



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

 8. Covid-19 Business Relief and other government and private sector interventions
 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. Mentor Hotline - Brochure

16. Mentor Hotline - Mentor Report Case Studies

17. Insika - SCM Expression of Interest advert 2020-2021

18. Insika - Database Application Form 2020-2021



20. Free online training courses available to SMMEs

21. Upcoming webinars

1. Unravelling South Africa's Just Transition: Unpacking the ground-level impacts in the coal value chain 
     HOST: TIPS 
     03 Nov 2020 10:00

2. 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

3. Cape Health Tech Week
    09 to 12 Nov 2020 10:00

4. Microsoft Relationship Sales Webinar
     HOST: Mint Group
     11 Nov 2020 14:00

5. Women in the Green Economy
Department of Environmental Affairs and Development
     17 Nov 2020 14:00 - 15:30

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


22. Past webinars

Lives vs livelihoods: A post-COVID-19 economic recovery plan laid out by Business 4 South Africa COBRA
(Covid Business Rescue Assistance) 02 Sep 2020 10:00 - 11:00


What role BEE can play in turning around the economy, with the Black Business Council COBRA
(Covid Business Rescue Assistance) 10 Sep 2020 10:00 - 11:00


Workface of the future SingularityU South Africa | 02 July 2020 - 17:00

Supporting local government in the midst of a global pandemic Trialogue CSI Forum | 12 Jun 2020 - 09:30
Wesgro - Insights into a COVID-19 | 10 Jun 2020 - 13:30 


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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