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    A national SME business growth acceleration programme to develop a new generation of successful South African entrepreneurs.

The National Gazelles is a national SME growth accelerator funded by Seda and the Department of Small Business Development. Currently in a three-year pilot, the programme aims to identify and support SMEs with growth potential across 10 priority industry sectors aligned with the National development Plan and Seda’s SME strategy. SMEs are identified through an annual call for applications, with selection done independently by private and public sector partners.
The programme aims to assist each business to operate as closely as possible to its maximum potential. Growth acceleration support is guided by a detailed business diagnostic and growth strategy, and includes a R1-million growth grant for equipment and capacity-building, facilitated access to finance, productivity and business advice, business skills development and more.

Please see the APPLY and NOMINATE links on this page to see the current application status for the programme, and to apply for your business, or nominate a business, for the programme. To be considered, you need to have been in business for at least two years, have turnover of at least R1-million, and at least two full time employees.

If you are interested in becoming a National Gazelle, or in nominating a business, please check our website daily to find out as soon as the registration window is open.

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