South Africa
Rural SMMEs

The National Presidential SMME Awards aims to coordinate all key role players in the ecosystem in support of small enterprise development. These awards will recognise and celebrate the best performing SMMEs, Cooperatives, Ecosystem Enablers and Corporates that are supporting SMME development.

Awards Categories; 

  • Cooperative of the year; 
  • Best employing co-operative of the year;
  • Best performing rural Cooporative Banking Institutions (CBI) of the year;
  • Best performing urban (township) CBI of the year 
  • SMMEs owned by persons with disabilities of the year
  • Youth-led SMME of the year
  • Homegrown SMME of the year
  • Rural-based SMME of the year
  • Breaking ground SMMEs of the year
  • Women-led SMME of the year
  • Startup business of the year
  • Township SMME of the year
  • Social enterprise of the year
  • Business development services provider of the year

Click here to register and submit your nominations. 

Closing date
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
​Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
​Real estate activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Administrative and support service activities
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Human health and social work activities
​Arts, entertainment and recreation