The SEIFSA Small Business Hub (SBH) is a department of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA), created specifically to address the needs of small   and micro-enterprises (SMEs) in Southern Africa to contribute to the growth of the economy and the creation of jobs. 

SEIFSA is a National Federation representing 27 independent employer Associations in the metals and engineering industries, with a combined membership of  over 2 000 companies employing over 210 000 employees. The Federation was formed in 1943 and companies in Associations federated to it range from giant steel-making corporations to micro-enterprises employing fewer than 50 people.

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OBJECTIVES OF THE SEIFSA SMALL BUSINESS HUB 
  • Provide cost effective products and services addressing the overall needs of SMEs;
  • Create alliances with outside partners to strengthen the SEIFSA small business proposition;
  • Offer cost-effective support services that are sector-focused and related to SME categories (micro and small);
  • Identify sector- and company-specific challenges, monitor trends and develop specific interventions to improve SME performance;
  • Identify, simplify and facilitate opportunities and linkages to business development and financial services in order for SMEs to improve productivity and profits, support job creation and achieve economic growth;
  • Ensure a reduced rate of failure of SMEs through proper coordination of accessible and cost-effective support services;
  • Lobbying for and representation of SMEs’ interests on various issues.