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Date: 4 June 2015

Venue: Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset-West, Cape Town, South Africa

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To acknowledge and appreciate the important role the SMME sector plays in promoting wealth and prosperity in our country, Africagrowth Institutes, is pleased to introduce the 2015 South Africa SMME Conference and Awards.

Africagrowth Institute will host the 2015 South Africa SMME Conference and Awards on the 4 June 2015 at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset-West. The conference will address issues including government initiatives aimed at supporting SMMEs, regulatory impact on SMMEs development, access to market, access to finance, importance of Marketing, importance of governance and youth and gender relevance in promoting entrepreneurship.

Aims and Objectives of Conference and Award Ceremony

To showcase South Africa’s successful SMMEs;
To promote and highlight the role that SMMEs play in economic development of South Africa;
To present case studies and research findings in the SMME sector;
To bring together governments, development institutions, investors, academics and private sector institutions who are involved in SMMEs in the development of the SMMEs sector;
To discuss best practices in the SMMEs sector;
To bring big business and SMMEs together “under one roof”;
To help promote SMMEs Research and development.

Reason to attend

  • Discuss innovative solutions, approaches and best practices from leading professionals and development leaders;
  • Network, bring small and big business, development institutions, investors and institutions who are involved in SMMEs Development together under one roof;
  • Creating awareness of the need to promote and support SMMEs;
  • Motivate SMMEs and encourage investment in the SMME sector. 


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Guest Speaker: Awards

Lindiwe Zulu
Small Business Development

Opening Speaker: Conference

Elizabeth Thabethe
Deputy Minister
Small Business Development

Keynote Speaker: Conference

Vani Moodley
Chief Executive
Vani Moodley & Associates

Moderators & Panellists

Sipho Zikode
Acting SEO:

Councillor Garreth Bloor
Mayoral Committee Member:
Tourism, Events and Economic Development

Dr. Nathalie Chinje

Upbeat Marketing

Thakhani Makhuvha
Small Enterprise Finance Agency

Yvonne Zwane

Adrian Dubru
Senior Manager SME:

Corne Botha
Head of Marketing:

Bernie Berkowitz
Provincial Manager Enterprise Development: Western Cape

Chris Louw
Regional Manager
NEF - Western Cape

Hilton Vos
Area Manager: Nedbank Business Banking Franchise

Christopher Botha
Financial Manager:

Xolani Qubeka
CEO: Small Business Development Institute

Anton Roelofse
Regional Manager
Business Partners

More Panellists

Reggie Naidoo
Executive Chairman:
AGE group

Segopotso Moshapo
General Manager: ICT
Sector: TIA


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