Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: A critical analysis of local government support in the promotion of small enterprises : a study of the Cape West Coast local authorities in the Western Cape Province
Authors: Hein, Avril 
Keywords: Small business -- Government policy -- South Africa;Small business -- Promotions -- Cape West Cape;Local government -- Cape West Cape
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Abstract: It is an accepted fact that small businesses are the economic growth "engines" in developed countries. This reality is given as the main reason for the active involvement of local government, in promotion and development of small enterprises, with the purpose of reversing the trend of growing unemployment in South Africa (even with high economic growth rates) and reducing the high poverty index. Internationally, local municipalities have become primary players in supporting and promoting small business. Prior to 1994, local government in South Africa is perceived to have played a passive role in this field. This study aims to evaluate and critically analyse local government's involvement in the support and promotion of small enterprises on the Cape West Coast (Western Cape Province, South Africa) in order to stimulate greater government involvement in small enterprise development. The study follows a qualitative approach in the form of interviews with a sample comprising of emerging entrepreneurs in the fishing, tourism, engineering, mining and agricultural economic sectors. On the basis of the findings, specific recommendations are made for the promotion of small enterprises as a vehicle for reducing the level of poverty.
Description: Thesis (MTech (Business Administration))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2010
Appears in Collections:Business Administration - Master's Degree

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
181006847_Hein_Avril_M_mtech_bus_admin_2010.pdfThesis2.09 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record

Page view(s)

Last Week
Last month
checked on Feb 16, 2022


checked on Feb 16, 2022

Google ScholarTM


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons