Starting your own business

South Africa needs entrepreneurs. But how do you go about starting a business?


The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) provides business development and support services for small enterprises.

Seda will give you all the information you need to start a business, including how to write a business plan, and once you have a business, to grow it.

The Department of Labour has useful tips for self-employment.


Funding for various types of businesses is available through the Industrial Development Corporation or the Department of Trade and Industry's Government Investment Incentives.

Registering a business

The South Africa Government Services website has information on registering a business in all official languages.

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