DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE SEMINAR: How South Africa Can Boost Support to Small Businesses: Lessons from Brazil & India

25/03/2011 - 14:00
25/03/2011 - 15:45

RSVP to Ipeleng at ipeleng [at] tips [dot] org [dot] za.

TIPS Boardroom - 826 Government Ave, Arcadia, Pretoria
Main speakers: 

Stephen Timm, Mike Herrington

The discussion will draw on information gathered on a face to face basis by Stephen Timm from
entrepreneurs and government agencies in Brazil, India and South Africa in 2010. The discussion
will focus on the following issues:

  1. How can business support, a culture of entrepreneurship, market support (set-asides) and finance in be improved in South Africa?
  2. How can Seda and Khula function better using learnings from India, Brazil?
  3. What role can incubation play in South Africa hinging on Brazil's experience?
  4. What can South Africa learn from Brazil and India on using clusters to boost SME development?

The report, which contains some key learnings on Brazil and India in the area of business support, market access and access to finance for small businesses is available on TIPS’ home page
( together with an executive summary.

stephen_timmmarch_2011.pdf61.53 KB

This event is part of a series:

Development Dialogue Seminar Series

The Development Dialogue Seminar is a seminar series hosted by TIPS. The seminars offer a platform to share views and ideas on specific development issues and alternative policy strategies.

Though the seminar programme has been designed for government officials for whom the themes tackled are of relevance, the seminars fact focuses on a wide range of topical development issues. The themes covered span the informal economy to specific trade negotiation challenges. The seminars also attempts to offer perspectives from other countries in the region and beyond.

Who can attend?

Government officials and others who contribute to policy are targeted by the seminar series but all are welcome, though places are limited.

If you would like to attend please contact Natasha [at] tips [dot] org [dot] za. Please specify food allergies if any, as a light lunch will be served prior to the seminar.


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