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Welcome to GEP

GEP is an agency of the Provincial Department of Economic Development in Gauteng. The main objective of the agency is Small Business Development, this includes Financial and Non-Financial support to Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises (SMMEs) and Co-operatives.

GEP BY THE NUMBERS

GEP started operating in 2005 and its formation was informed by the province’s Growth and Development Strategy (GDS) which had identified SMME Development as one of the key levers to address the triple challenges of Unemployment, Poverty and Inequality.
24000+

SMMEs
Assisted

1200+

Co-ops
Assisted

850+

Training
Sessions

8900+

Completed
Projects

5

Regional
Offices

4

Satelite
Offices

VALUES

Partnership

We will forge long term and sustainable strategic partnerships that will contribute to achieving GEP’s goals and objectives.

Professionalism

We will provide speedy, responsive and relevant professional services in accordance with the Batho Pele principles.

Excellence

We will strive to serve as an agency of excellence in providing unique, tailored financial and non-financial services to SMMEs and Co-ops in Gauteng.

Good Governance

We will consistently act with integrity and ensure accountability and good governance.

Innovation

We will foster, and practice, high levels of innovation, effective and efficiency.

Equality

We will facilitate equity, redress and access to economic opportunities and decent employment.

Leadership

We will lead in reshaping the role and position of SMMEs and Co-ops away from the marginal to the mainstream economy.

VISION

Sustainable SMMEs and Co-ops propelled into the mainstream economy of Gauteng.

MISSION

To provide unique, tailored financial and non-financial services that enable SMMEs and Co-ops to become active participants in Gauteng’s mainstream economy.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide unique, tailored financial and non-financial services that enable SMMEs and Co-ops to become active participants in Gauteng’s mainstream economy
  2. Contribute to and facilitate revitalization of Gauteng’s township economies
  3. Increase the participation of SMME’s and cooperatives in the province’s mainstream economy
  4. Contribute to the growth and development of the key priority sectors