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About SBDI

Our Mission Statement

  • Build competitive, sustainable supply chains and small-growth oriented enterprises
  • Find, leverage and develop the mutual needs and synergies that exist between the parties in the enterprise development ecosystem
  • Contribute to the development of an enabling environment that is conducive to the success of all parties (including corporates and SOCs supply chains)
  • Facilitates the building of the required capacity and capability in corporates, SOCs and small enterprises

Our vision for 2030

Created and developed 3000 sustainable businesses by 2030

  • Development of sector-centric supplier development programmes
  • Creation of 50 000 new jobs
  • Revenue target of R500 million per enterprise
  • Total revenue target of R10 billion
  • Partnerships with Corporates and SOCs to develop suppliers and create market access
  • Driving development beyond traditional economic hubs into spatial/under-developed areas
  • Measured GDP impact at R18 billion direct & indirect
  • Raised SMME awareness and advocacy for SMMEs through eminence and thought leadership

The Role

The roles that the SBDI plays are:

  • Solutions provider: develop solutions to enterprise development’s unique challenges and opportunities
  • Matchmaker: match corporate/SOCs supply chain opportunities with emerging entrepreneurs and small enterprises
  • Commercial facilitator: acting as a catalyst to enable the acquisition of required resources inclusive of capital, financing, partnerships and other assets required to form part of an enterprise development solution
  • Thought leadership: acquire and integrate knowledge and intelligence regarding enterprise development to inform decision making at policy, strategic or operational level
  • Learning champion: structure and display accessible learning on enterprise development, entrepreneurship as well as other facets of successfully managing and growing small enterprises
  • Catalyst: catalyse thinking and actions through bringing together members of the enterprise development ecosystem in challenging narratives and conversations

Purpose

  • Build competitive, sustainable supply chains and small-growth oriented enterprises
  • Find, leverage and develop the mutual needs and synergies that exist between the parties in the enterprise development ecosystem
  • Contribute to the development of an enabling environment that is conducive to the success of all parties (including corporates and SOCs supply chains)
  • Facilitates the building of the required capacity and capability in corporates, SOCs and small enterprises