South Africa (SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

The promotion and support of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) is an important policy issue in South Africa. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has various strategies and programmes aimed at MSME growth and development, as well as R&D and innovation. The OECD Review of Innovation Policy in South Africa (2007) has, however, identified a gap in the current innovation policy in terms of comprehensive and operational support to MSMEs.
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