October 2, 2023


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AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a supplier of development materials) provided free of charge business enterprise capabilities training to 24 nearby entrepreneurs. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Organization Improvement Centre.

As element of the company’s Enterprise Development Programme, the graduates efficiently done a four-months small business abilities programme intended to assistance entrepreneur and small business house owners close to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Photo: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we realize that growing smaller, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is important for broadening financial participation and delivering on our country’s financial improvement objectives” explained Jabu Motlhako, Enterprise and Provider Enhancement Expert at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Company and Provider Enhancement Programme identifies, empowers and improves the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that operate in shut proximity to the company’s operations. One more important purpose of the programme is to present the entrepreneurs with the required assistance and create them to increase their corporations and ultimately be incorporated in AfriSam’s database of registered sellers.

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

AfriSam selected 24 black SMMEs from communities shut to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the training programme. The entrepreneurs had been from different industries ranging from catering, building and residence growth.”The training was incredibly useful to me simply because it coated a variety of subject areas such as beginning a company and retaining it, as properly as dealing with the funds. I have also learnt how to do my corporation profile. I will be capable to go back again to my community and use the unemployed youth,” stated Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The organization will also be aiding 5 of the graduating SMMEs with workplace space for among 12 and 36 months at its Organization Improvement Centre.