CEFE in South Africa, 1998
This paper summarises the experience of CEFE Network Project within the SMME scenario of South Africa. It includes some results of an impact evaluation and critically examines the learning in the context of broader networking and sustainability. Insights of the Project demonstrate that networking is feasible only when certain pre-conditions are in place and business development services can achieve a certain degree of sustainability. Furthermore, the package should be holistic and based on street-smart principles rather than conceptual ideologies.