To assist in improving the regulatory environment for small business, the Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation and Department of Small Business Development requested the Employment Promotion Programme contract Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies to conduct a study on the national regulatory burdens on small business. The broad objectives of the research project are to identify practical and viable ways to reduce the effective costs of legislation and regulations for small businesses; and to understand broader stakeholder and departmental positions on relevant laws and regulations.
Specifically, TIPS was tasked:
- To research the administrative burden on small business,
- On that basis, to identify viable changes in rules and systems in order to reduce the regulatory burden on small business, and
- To indicate the main costs, benefits and risks to other stakeholders of the proposed changes.
The report was produced with support fom the University of Cape Town Employment Promotion Programme.