We are excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership that holds the promise of transforming the landscape of informal and micro-businesses in South Africa—the collaboration between the Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) and DMG Events. Together, we are embarking on a mission to unlock the vast potential of the informal sector through the South Africa Micro Business Awards.

The Power of Partnership: This partnership represents the fusion of two dynamic forces, each bringing its unique strengths and expertise to the table. The IEDF, committed to nurturing and developing the informal economy, joins hands with DMG Events, a renowned leader in the events and exhibitions industry.

The South Africa Micro Business Awards: At the heart of this collaboration lies the South Africa Micro Business Awards, a platform designed to celebrate, recognize, and empower the unsung heroes of our economy—informal and micro-businesses. These businesses are the backbone of our communities, driving innovation, job creation, and economic resilience.

Unlocking Potential: Through this partnership, we aim to unlock the tremendous potential of informal and micro-businesses by providing them with a stage to shine, network, and access resources that can propel them to new heights of success. Our joint commitment is to:

Celebrate Excellence: Recognize and honor the remarkable achievements of micro-businesses, highlighting their invaluable contributions to our nation’s economy.

Foster Innovation: Encourage innovation and creativity within the informal sector, stimulating economic growth and sustainability.

Facilitate Growth: Provide tangible support, guidance, and mentorship to help these businesses flourish and expand their horizons.

Our Shared Vision: Together, we envision a future where every informal and micro-business has the opportunity to thrive, where entrepreneurial spirit is celebrated, and where barriers to success are dismantled. This partnership exemplifies our shared commitment to making this vision a reality.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the informal and micro-business owners, entrepreneurs, and supporters who have been part of this incredible journey. Your dedication inspires us, and it is with great excitement that we embark on this new chapter together.

As we launch this partnership, we invite you to join us on this remarkable journey of empowerment, recognition, and growth. Together, we will amplify the voices and stories of South Africa’s micro-businesses, showcasing their resilience and celebrating their achievements.

With unwavering determination and enthusiasm,