Programmes & Services
This service describes the functions of the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) and how to access their spectrum of services. It is particularly relevant for the start-up business person; however, there are also very useful services for large corporates. WHAT IS THE NATIONAL EMPOWERMENT FUND? WHAT IS THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE NEF? HOW DO I APPLY FOR FUNDING?
The DTI's Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) is an 80:20 cost-sharing, cash grant incentive scheme for black-owned businesses, with a maximum grant of R100 000. The scheme also provides business development services to help companies improve their skills and become more competitive. To qualify, a company must:
Businesses who would like to learn how to export to international markets, or improve their performance, can find information and training opportunities at the following places: Wesgro Wesgro has an Exporter Development Programme which delivers export courses for selected small businesses in the Western Cape to improve their ability to compete globally. There are three levels of training on offer: