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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

 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. Upcoming webinars

Jump for Entrepreneurs WCG: DEDAT 18 Feb 2021 at 11:00 

Disciplinary Procedure & CCMA Process Cape Chambers 18-Feb-21 at 10:00

The African Energy transition: finding the balance between embracing clean energy and exploiting least cost resources. Enlit Africa 23-Feb-21 TBC https://www.enlit-africa.com/the-event/attend/register-your-interest

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

The basics of strategic planning for SMMEs Cape Chambers 24 Feb 2021 10:00

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

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


19. Past webinars

      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



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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