AfriSam (a provider of development products) made available cost-free company techniques teaching to 24 community entrepreneurs. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business Development Centre.

As part of the company’s Organization Improvement Programme, the graduates effectively accomplished a 4-months organization expertise programme developed to support entrepreneur and small business house owners shut to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we have an understanding of that rising modest, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is important for broadening economic participation and offering on our country’s financial advancement objectives” mentioned Jabu Motlhako, Enterprise and Supplier Enhancement Specialist at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Company and Provider Advancement Programme identifies, empowers and boosts the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in close proximity to the company’s operations. An additional essential purpose of the programme is to provide the entrepreneurs with the important support and build them to develop their enterprises and in the end be incorporated in AfriSam’s database of registered vendors.

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

AfriSam chosen 24 black SMMEs from communities close to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort functions for the education programme. The business people ended up from various industries ranging from catering, building and residence enhancement.”The training was incredibly valuable to me because it lined a wide variety of subject areas this kind of as setting up a company and keeping it, as properly as dealing with the funds. I have also learnt how to do my enterprise profile. I will be able to go again to my community and make use of the unemployed youth,” mentioned Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The corporation will also be aiding 5 of the graduating SMMEs with business office room for between 12 and 36 months at its Enterprise Enhancement Centre.