Transformation in small, medium and micro enterprises

SOURCE: Racial redress & citizenship in South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): D.Sanchez
SOURCE EDITOR(S): A.Habib, K.Bentley
KEYWORDS: SMALL MEDIUM AND MICRO ENTERPRISES, TRANSFORMATION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5290

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Abstract

Even if the ANC government has demonstrated an increasing interest in fostering Transformation in small and micro enterprises as part of a broader economic empowerment strategy, the role of SMMEs in this process and the impact of transformation strategies on economic efficiency remain unclear. Considering that an informed debate on the opportunities and challenges faced by these enterprise emerged only around 2006/07, this chapter reflects on the existing redress strategies that affect SMME sector and the positive and negative impacts of these strategies.