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Established in 1940, we are a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development. We are owned by the South African government under the supervision of the Economic Development Department.
The Institute is a global body set up to establish a unique platform for professional membership of development finance specialists. It works with academic institutions, development finance intuitions and development finance support agencies in government, the private sector and NGOs to promote development finance capacity in research, training and relevant professional capacity building. CIDEF has networks and other support institutions throughout the world and is the only institution which offers professional memberships and certifications in development finance.
Over the past 14 years, the SA Institute for Entrepreneurship's team has developed innovative entrepreneurship and business training materials which are now used in more than 75 countries and in 17 different languages
South African entrepreneur, Mark Shuttleworth, established the Shuttleworth Foundation in October 2000 with the belief that education is the key to unlocking the creative and intellectual potential of the South African youth, allowing them to live the dream that “anything is possible”.
The prestigious annual award is presented by Business Partners Ltd, South Africa’s leading investment group for small and medium enterprises, in recognition of outstanding achievement in entrepreneurial enterprise
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