AfriSam (a provider of design components) offered no cost business enterprise capabilities training to 24 nearby entrepreneurs. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Organization Growth Centre.

As element of the company’s Organization Enhancement Programme, the graduates efficiently done a four-months organization competencies programme developed to aid entrepreneur and company proprietors close to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Photograph: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we comprehend that rising tiny, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is vital for broadening financial participation and offering on our country’s economic improvement objectives” explained Jabu Motlhako, Business and Supplier Progress Experienced at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Company and Provider Improvement Programme identifies, empowers and boosts the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that run in shut proximity to the company’s functions. A further key purpose of the programme is to offer the business people with the necessary assist and establish them to develop their companies and eventually be incorporated in AfriSam’s database of registered distributors.

Enterpreneurs, Nouleen Matsane, Mac Matsane, Siyabonga Kubayi, Themba Khanyile and Melissa Duma. Photograph: Lungi Ndimande.

AfriSam chosen 24 black SMMEs from communities close to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the education programme. The business owners were being from various industries ranging from catering, construction and property development.”The education was extremely beneficial to me mainly because it covered a variety of subjects this kind of as starting up a enterprise and keeping it, as perfectly as managing the funds. I have also learnt how to do my company profile. I will be able to go again to my local community and employ the unemployed youth,” explained Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The enterprise will also be helping five of the graduating SMMEs with place of work space for concerning 12 and 36 months at its Organization Development Centre.