Micro and Informal Enterprise Portal “Growing the Economy by collaboratively supporting and connecting Micro and Informal Enterprises”

Your portal to accessing a diversity of local businesses and for local business to access support services.



  • 1. Enterprise Directory

    Find and advertise goods and services from micro and informal enterprises (MIEs). This easy to use directory provides a map as well as a downloadable list of all MIEs.

  • 2. Business Profiles on the Map

    Need to know more about the MIE? The business profile allows MIEs to update their profile and you are able to have full profile of information about the business.

  • 3. Support services for business development

    The IESP started as a business development support initiative for micro and informal enterprises and, within the resources available, we continue to provide this service to those who qualify.

  • 4. Resources on information to help grow a business

    A toolkit and library for information to assist in developing businesses.

  • 5. Online Forum

    The forum hosts topics pertaining to business needs for registered users only.


People Trained

New Jobs Created

New Job Potential

Enterprises Supported

News from the IESP Blog

  • Nhlanhla’s Steelworks
  • Craft Collaboration
  • Eyekhethelo Furniture Co-operative
  • Akubeziyesuka Co-operative
  • Makholeka Trading cc
  • Ester Masinga
  • PPT Survey of 420 ECD Centres
  • Informal & Micro Enterprise support in eThekwini
  • Funding from the DBSA Jobs Fund