To all Stakeholders and members of the Public

 The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Minister of Small Business Development, has published for public comment the draft National Business Licensing Policy.   

Members of the public are hereby invited to send their comments to or submit by hand at The DTI Campus, Department of Small Business Development, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, Block G Ground Floor within 30 (thirty) days of publication of this notice.   This means that the comments period is from the 1st of March 2024 to the 31st of March 2024.  

Since 1994, a substantial body of new laws has emerged from all levels of government to fulfil the mandate presented by the 1996 Constitution.  The journey towards a constitutional, democratic order began with the adoption of the Constitution in 1996 and has continued with the enactment of new laws as well as the amendment and or repeal of old laws.  Part of the process of development new legislation and even amending existing legislation is the development of a policy paper that will amongst other inform the policy thrust and direction of the proposed legislation. The Department has developed the draft National Business Licensing Policy which amongst others will inform the review of the Businesses Act of 1991. 

Members of the public are notified that the draft National Business Licensing Policy is accessible on the Department of Small Business Development website on  or by following the below link:

The gazette is also available on the Government Printing Works Website and can be accessed by clicking link below:

We encourage you to provide your comments as per the notice in the Gazette or by completing this survey by clicking the link below: