About us

Who we are

Get to know the people driving the vision.

"South Africa has to configure its business laws to ensure that SMME’s have a conducive business environment to strive. We are advocating for the change."

President : Noah Debeila

Our partners


Creating an eco-system for SMMEs

The SMME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is an independent, membership-based association dedicated to creating an eco-system that provides access to markets, financial inclusion and socio-economic opportunities to the African, Small, Micro, Medium Enterprises.

We are a collective for small businesses.

our purpose

Our Vision


The SMME Chamber seeks to develop SA's first fully integrated business eco-system business chamber.

We are providing an e-commerce platform to address the needs of consumer and entreprenuers to resolve challenges of market access, inter member trade and global opporunity creation.

Our Benefits


o Market access 
o MySMME tools
o Business assessment - we spot gaps in your business or idea
o Business training partner
o Advocate for changing laws that are SMME unfriendly
o We are an information source
o Support for Trade Associations
o Partnering with best funding solutions

Our Objectives


o Focused support for SMME businesses
o Assist SMMEs to gain market access
o Be a collective voice for SMMEs
o Advocate for changes and improvements in the laws for SMMEs

Membership types


Our members are drawn from every sector of the economy, and range from individuals, professionals, entrepreneurs, cooperatives, informal traders and large corporates.

o Individual business membership
o Association membership
o Corporates
o Institutions (TVET)
o Student Membership
o Professional Entrepreneurs 

SMME Chamber Priorities

Legal Office

To target legislation that is counterproductive to SMMEs efforts to gain increasing economic access to the economy

AFTA (African Free Trade Agency)

To establish a virtual and business enabling free trading platform that works to provide cross-border opportunities for local SMMEs

SMME Barometer

Monitor and express the SMMEs business confidence in the management of the South African economy.

Supplier Development Advisory

Advises large corporates on customized support for SMMEs

SMME Act Review

To be a consistent and constant advocate of good policymaking ensuring that the laws are SMMEs friendly. We will submit a comprehensive review of the SMME Act.

Our Presidency


Mr Noah Debeila

CEO & President

Mr Thulani Zulu

Vice President