Our Enterprise Development Centres located throughout South Africa can support your business from inception until maturity through unlocking access to finance, access to markets and access to business development support services. We can tailor business development support that’s appropriate to your needs.

Access to markets

Our virtual marketplace, the Procurement Portal, connects SMMEs, suppliers and corporate buyers.

Procurement Portal

Access to business facilities

Get access to professional business facilities, meeting rooms and work stations.

Here’s what we offer:

Business development support services

Our aim is to drive the economy and ultimately strengthen job-creation potential, productivity and sustainability.

  • Consultants who can help with business plans, cash-flow projections, company registrations and guidance on business development
  • Networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and the chance to attend seminars and workshops to boost your business
  • Access to computers - no need to own one yourself
What we offer
  • Advisory services on our funding and support offerings for SMEs
  • Guidance on business plans, cash flow, licences, permits, registration regulations and tax compliance documents
  • Workshops for SMEs on topics ranging from entrepreneurial skills development to financial literacy to business management
  • Opportunities for SMEs to network through seminars and other events
Access to markets

Our online platform, called Procurement Portal, connects SMMEs to corporate and government buyers to help SMMEs identify markets.

  • Buyers can search for SMMEs in a particular region, of a certain profile and with a particular capacity
  • The portal encourages corporates and government entities to buy more services and products from SMMEs
  • It helps SMMEs find business opportunities
How it works
  • Suppliers of all sizes, industries and profiles can register their business information on the portal
  • Corporate and government entity buyers can search for accredited suppliers in particular regions and industries and with a specific profile
  • Registration and interaction takes place on an independent website - subscription contracts and costs are managed by Supply Chain Network (SCNet)
  • Registered suppliers get daily notifications of public leads and tenders issued
Enterprise Development Centres

Walk in to an Enterprise Development Centre and receive assistance, advice and support to build and grow your business into a successful and sustainable operation.

Location Street address City Telephone


Corner Jeppe and Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, 2000


+27 11 689 1940


70 Hans van Rensburg, Pietersburg Centre


+27 15 290 5500




+27 11 846 8882

Northern Cape

Shop 201, 1st Floor 51 Phakamile Mabija Road, Jones Street Mall


+27 53 807 7000


Lion Match Office Park, 892 Umgeni Road, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry


+27 31 324 2360


Ground Floor Absa Building, 15 Chatterton Road


+27 33 264 4500

Free State

1st Floor CBD Branch 64, Maitland Street


+27 51 407 0000

Eastern Cape

1st Floor Absa Bank, 484 Govan Mbeki Avenue

Port Elizabeth

+27 41 502 1111

Western Cape

Shop 16 Khayelitsha Mall, Walter Sisulu Drive

Cape Town

+27 21 360 2660


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