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Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda)

(Now with Department of Small Business Development)


The Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda) was established in December 2004 as an agency under the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The establishment was done by merging three organisations, namely the Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency, National Manufacturing Advisory Centre (NAMAC), and Community Public Private Partnership Programme (CPPP). The GODISA Trust and National Technology Transfer Centre were integrated into seda in April 2006, becoming the seda Technology Programme (stp).

seda provides business development and support services for small enterprises through its national network, in partnership with other role players in the small enterprise support. seda also implements programmes targeted at business development in areas prioritised by the government.

The business model of seda is based on a number of delivery points located throughout the country, supported by a national office located in Pretoria/Tshwane. Whilst the national office is responsible for overall co-ordination and provision of support services and systems to the provincial network, the various delivery points are the interface point with the target market, and responsible for the provision of the products and services that seda offers its clients. These delivery points currently take the form of seda branches and Enterprise Information Centres (EICs), as well as seda Technology supported business incubators.

To increase the number of delivery points through which seda will access its clients, the institution will increase the rate of co-ordination and number of partnership agreements and associations with other Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) support agencies/institutions.

As at end December 2012, seda had an established network of 43 branches, 18 mobile units, 48 electronic information kiosks, 3 enterprise information centres, 12 enterprise development centres, 42 incubation centres and 47 access points where seda co-locates in.

Chairperson Dr Ivor Zwane
Acting CEO Mr Sipho Zikode
Enabling Act National Small Business Amendment Act, 2004
Tel 0860 103 703/+27 (12) 441 1000
Fax +27 (12) 441 2064
Physical Address The Fields, Office Block A
1066 Burnette Street
Postal Address P.O. Box 56714