Building capacity in the SMME sector

Business Skills for South Africa


Welcome to BSSA


The Business Skills for South Africa (BSSA) Foundation is a non-profit, educational trust established in 1994 by PwC and the National Industrial Chamber (NIC).

BSSA's mission is to provide business skills training for the benefit of the full range of SMMEs in SA, and to create sustainable jobs and increase wealth through the transfer of practical business skills.

The three market segments BSSA focuses on are:

  • owner-managers of enterprises of various sizes and development
  • business advisers to SMMEs
  • professional staff, including managers of SMME support organisations.

To date, more than 40 000 SMME participants have completed modules of the BSSA programme for owner-managers, and 2 000 advisers and professional staff have participated in business adviser training.

Read more about BSSA here.

Are you a small business owner-manager or a business adviser in need of business skills training? Access BSSA's courses here.

Upcoming Courses

Build a Better Business

Are you a business adviser, counsellor or mentor? From 9 to 13 May 2016 BSSA is offering a training programme focusing on the Build a Better Business diagnostic tool.

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Enterprise Development

Claim your points

Enterprise development is one of the seven elements of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and carries 15 points on the BBBEE score card. Offering training to small enterprises has been BSSA’s core business since 1992.

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