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

  • Date: Friday, 25 March 2011
  • Venue: 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.