Where do I get assistance to establish a small business?

General assistance

SEDA (Small Enterprise Development Agency)

SEDA - an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry - provides business development and support services for small enterprises through its national network in partnership with other role players in small enterprise support. 

E-mail: info@seda.org.za
Call Centre: 0860 103 703
Tel: +27 (0)12 441 1000
Fax: +27(0)12 441 2064
Postal address: PO Box 56714, Arcadia, 0007
Website: www.seda.org.za
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groupsefa/

Financial assistance

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SOC) Ltd (sefa)  provides financial products and services to qualifying small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and co-operatives,.

E-mail: helpline@sefa.org.za
Fraud hotline: 086000 7332 (sefa)
Street address: Eco Fusion 5, Building D, 1004 Teak Close, Witch Hazel Avenue, Highveld, Centurion 0157
Regional offices
Website: http://www.sefa.org.za/

Finfind

Finfind links SMEs who are seeking finance with appropriate lenders. In addition it provides helpful finance education information, deals with frequently asked questions and addresses common challenges experienced by SMEs seeking finance.

Tel: +27 (0)31 207 5447
E-mail: info@finfindeasy.co.za
P
ostal address: 
Suite 253, Private Bag X10, Durban
Website: 
www.finfindeasy.co.za/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finfindeasy

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

IDC is a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development. It is owned by the South African government under the supervision of the Economic Development ministry.

E-mail: callcentre@idc.co.za
Callcentre: 0860 693 888
Tel: +27 (0)11 269 3000
Fax: +27 (0)11 269 3116
Postal address: PO Box 784055, SANDTON, 2146 (Head Office)
Contact details for regional offices
Website: https://www.idc.co.za/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IDCSouthAfrica/

National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

The NEF's role is to support Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE).  It anticipates future funding and investment requirements to help black individuals, communities and businesses achieve each element of the codes of good practice.

E-mail: info@nefcorp.co.za
Call centre:  0861 843 633 / 0861 (THE NEF)
Tel: +27 (11) 305 8000
Fax: +27 (11) 305 8001
Postal address: PO Box 31, Melrose Arch, MELROSE NORTH 2076
Street address: NEF West Block, 187 Rivonia Road, Morningside, JOHANNESBURG
Website: http://www.nefcorp.co.za