“Please note that this facility has been suspended.”

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Businesses geared to take advantage of supply opportunities resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic or shortage of goods in the local market.


  • The business must have been registered with CIPC by at least 28 February 2020;
  • Company must be 100% owned by South African Citizens;
  • Employees must be 70% South Africans;
  • Priority will be given to businesses owned by Women, Youth and People with Disabilities;
  • Be registered and compliant with SARS and UIF;
  • For non-compliant Micro businesses, Seda will assist them to comply and request for assistance must be sent to: growthfund@seda.org.za;
  • Registration on the National SMME Database: https://smmesa.gov.za/
  • Complete the simplified online application form available from www.dsbd.gov.za; www.sefa.org.za: https://seda.org.za
  • CIPC Registration Documents;
  • FICA documents (e.g. Municipal accounts, letter from traditional authority);
  • ID Copies of Directors/members;
  • 3 months Bank Statements;
  • Latest Annual Financial Statements or Management Accounts not older than three months from date of application;
  • Business Profile;
  • 6 months Cash Flow Projections – where applicable;
  • Relevant Industry Certification – where applicable;
  • Estimations for funding requested.


Register on https://smmesa.gov.za/

  • Complete online Application Form (to be released on Thursday, 02 April 2020);
  • Upload Required Supporting Documents

Click here to view/download Application Form