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Title: A situational analysis of the SMMEs in the Maruleng Municipality in the Limpopo Province
Authors: Maboa, Raesetsa Stephina
Advisors: Rangongo, M F
Keywords: Small business
Business enterprises
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: This study investigates and analyses the situational analysis of SMMEs in the Maruleng Local Municipality in the Limpopo Province. It serves to identify the underlying factors that influence the sustainability of SMMEs in the municipality. In order to gain an understanding on what factors influences the sustainability of SMMEs, a literature study and site analysis was employed as research method. Data were collected using a literature review and empirical investigation. The literature review provided a conceptual framework which included the background of SMMEs, the policies and procedures available for SMME development and promotion, the government intervention for SMME development as well as private sector support available for SMMEs. The empirical investigation was used to determine the situation of SMMEs in the local municipality. Using a questionnaire designed according to a quantitative approach, a random sampling method was used to select a sample of 60 SMMEs out of a total of 331 SMMEs in Maruleng municipality. Respondents were requested to complete the questionnaires. The important findings were discussed at length to determine the research objectives that resulted in the conclusion of this research. Based on the analysis of data, conclusion and recommendations were formulated.
Description: Thesis (MBA) -- University of Limpopo (turfloop Campus), 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10386/436
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Small business -- South Africa
Business Enterprises -- South Africa
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