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Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No. 25 of 2002)

Chapter II : Maximising Benefits and Policy Framework

Part 1 : National e-strategy

9. SMMEs


The Minister must, in consultation with the Minister of Trade and Industry, evaluate the adequacy of any existing processes, programmes and infrastructure providing for the utilisation by SMMEs of electronic transactions and, pursuant to such evaluation, may—

(a) establish or facilitate the establishment of electronic communication centres for SMMEs;
(b) facilitate the development of web sites or web site portals that will enable SMMEs to transact electronically and obtain information about markets, products and technical assistance; and
(c) facilitate the provision of such professional and expert assistance and advice to SMMEs on ways to utilise electronic transacting efficiently for their development.