Presentation – Government's Role in Supporting Small Business

How do we create viable small businesses in South Africa? The presentation below provides initial thinking to answer this question, and was presented at a workshop organised by the Economic Development Department (EDD).

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Two thirds of South African Households Are Poor

Statistics South Africa released it’s annual report titled “Selected development indicators” yesterday, 3 May 2011. The report provides important data on government performance on its programmes. One of the most important descriptors is an attempt to measure the extent of poverty in South Africa. The report defines the poor as households with a monthly expenditure of R 2500-00 of below. This measure shows that two-thirds of South African’s households are poor.
Based on the data available, the calculations for each province was undertaken, which shows variances across the provinces. These are represented in the table below:
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