The South African Small and Medium Enterprises Federation (SASMEF) is a national private social enterprise that develops an environment where SME’s are able to significantly contribute to a healthy economy.

To this end we have launched the SASMEF as a movement for the Development of a Sustainable Small Business Sector and invite you to join us.



SASMEF_300X200Small businesses create more than 50 percent of all employment opportunities in South Africa, while contributing more than 45 percent of the country’s GDP. Small business is also the main driver of job creation. The National Development Plan envisages that by 2030 90% of new employment will be generated by the SME sector. But for this to become a reality there is much work to be done to ensure that there is a conducive business environment. Issues such as late payment of SME’s by both big business and government, excessive red tape and a general lack of mentorship for small business owners are key matters which need to be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

SASMEF is a unified voice of small business and with your support will be the champion of small business in South Africa.


Membership of SASMEF is open to all who support the development of small business in South Africa. Whether you are an academic, business owner, politician, in the NGO sector or work in a company that is sells to or supports small business, small business is everyone’s business and therefore there is no restriction to membership.


All members will receive the following:

  • A SASMEF membership card
  • A monthly copy of the SASMEF Monthly newsletter
  • Invitation to SASMEF events
  • A SASMEF membership card
  • A copy of the SASMEF enewsletter
  • Invitation to SASMEF events
  • Discounted services from participating service providers
  • Annual IMSME Health Monitor
  • Membership of the movement #IMSME
  • Eligibility to be nominated as board member
  • Eligibility to be nominated as member of the SASMEF advisory council


Annual membership of SASMEF is R1350.00