See below a list of useful websites for companies involved in enterprise development.
Government / Research
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is the department of the South African government charged with overseeing commercial and industrial policy. The dti works closely with the BPO/Call Centre sector and has been instrumental in driving investment to South Africa through various initiatives including the incentive scheme.
The South African Government through the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), has always placed a priority on the development of new technologies as part of an important thrust to strengthen South Africa’s competitiveness globally.
The Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII), an initiative of the dti and continues to play a key role in fulfilling this mandate by supporting the development of new technologies in South Africa.
The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) is an agency of the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). It is mandated to implement government’s small business strategy; design and implement a standard and common national delivery network for small enterprise development; and integrate government-funded small enterprise support agencies across all tiers of government.
The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. The CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country’s people.
The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) provides strategic communication leadership and support to all of government. Their vision is to create government communication that empowers and encourages citizens to participate in democracy and improve the lives of all.
National Research Foundation – The Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP) aims to boost South Africa by supporting research and technology development, and by enhancing the quality and quantity of appropriately skilled people.
Promotes the venture capital and private equity profession in Southern Africa. The body represents the profession at the national and international level.
SAVCA intends playing a meaningful role in the Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry of South Africa by Promoting self-regulation / Lobbying on behalf of industry / Disseminating information / and publicity / Arranging training for the staff of its members / Researching the industry in South Africa.
The CCMG is an exciting initiative set up to grow, develop, mentor and transform the middle management layer of the contact centre industry. At the CCMG, contact centre professionals from across a vast number of industries gather for exceptional learning, peer-to-peer sharing, and to discover the latest technologies and solutions available to run their contact centres as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The brain child of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) finances private sector investments in the developing world, mobilises capital in the international financial markets, and provides technical assistance and advice to governments and businesses. The website provides SMEs with a number of templates useful to manage their business.
The BER focuses primarily on the SA macro-economy and selected economic sectors. For over 55 years, it has been monitoring economic trends and identifying and analysing the forces, both local and international that affect South African business. The BER can assist both private and public sector clients to make difficult decisions on economic issues.
With Brainshark’s cloud-based software, you can easily transform static content such as PowerPoint documents into voice-enriched video presentations that can be accessed anytime, on-demand and tracked so you can measure the effectiveness of your communications.
Delivers the latest news and analysis of empowerment-related issues from all BDFM Publishers’ publications, equipping users with tools such as the FM’s National Scorecard Database, which is intended to help ease the administrative burden of keeping your supplier scorecards updated.
SO/IEC 17799:2005 establishes guidelines and general principles for initiating, implementing, maintaining, and improving information security management in an organisation.
Provides daily marketing and business news from around the world, offering useful business and marketing advice from South Africa’s leaders in the sector.
Contact Centre Industry Hub is the leading contact centre business website in South Africa, providing the industry with the latest news pertaining to investment, job creation and general BPO/call centre news.
Leading entrepreneur publication providing insight and advice from a number of the world’s leading business figures on how to run a successful business.