AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a provider of development components) made available totally free small business techniques schooling to 24 regional business people. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Enterprise Growth Centre.

As component of the company’s Business Enhancement Programme, the graduates effectively accomplished a 4-months small business abilities programme designed to help entrepreneur and organization house owners shut to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof functions in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we understand that expanding small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is very important for broadening financial participation and delivering on our country’s financial growth objectives” stated Jabu Motlhako, Organization and Provider Advancement Specialist at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Company and Supplier Progress Programme identifies, empowers and enhances the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that work in shut proximity to the company’s operations. Yet another vital purpose of the programme is to supply the business owners with the needed support and create them to mature their organizations and ultimately be provided in AfriSam’s databases of registered sellers.

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

AfriSam picked 24 black SMMEs from communities close to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort functions for the coaching programme. The business owners were from various industries ranging from catering, development and property growth.”The teaching was pretty valuable to me mainly because it included a wide variety of topics such as setting up a enterprise and sustaining it, as well as dealing with the funds. I have also learnt how to do my organization profile. I will be capable to go back to my neighborhood and use the unemployed youth,” claimed Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The organization will also be assisting five of the graduating SMMEs with office space for involving 12 and 36 months at its Business Progress Centre.