Sustainable Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF)


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South Africa
South Africa
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

The SEDF project is a partnership between the provincial Departments of Economic Development in the Free State and KwaZulu Natal and the International Labour Organization, made possible through funding provided by the Flanders Government.

The core aim of the SEDF is to promote the development of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that can grow local economies and create decent work opportunities,particularly among youth and women. Through its programmes, the SEDF also encourages businesses to make the transition from informal business practices to formal business compliance.

SMME Database
The SMME database is a voluntary national register where businesses can list their company details and in return get access to support and resources to help grow and formalise their business.

Businesses who are members of the database can access free e-learning modules on various business subjects.

EnterPRIZE Challenge
An important component of the SEDF is the enterPRIZE Challenge. This is a competitive process to identify the best business plans in defined sectors.