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AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a supplier of design components) supplied cost-free company competencies instruction to 24 nearby entrepreneurs. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Enterprise Development Centre.

As portion of the company’s Enterprise Growth Programme, the graduates successfully done a four-months enterprise skills programme built to assistance entrepreneur and small business owners near to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Photo: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we comprehend that rising small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is crucial for broadening financial participation and providing on our country’s financial development objectives” explained Jabu Motlhako, Business and Provider Growth Expert at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Company and Supplier Improvement Programme identifies, empowers and enhances the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in close proximity to the company’s operations. Yet another critical intention of the programme is to supply the business people with the necessary help and acquire them to expand their organizations and eventually be incorporated in AfriSam’s databases of registered vendors.

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

AfriSam picked 24 black SMMEs from communities near to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort functions for the education programme. The business people were from various industries ranging from catering, development and home enhancement.”The instruction was pretty effective to me simply because it covered a selection of matters these types of as beginning a small business and preserving it, as nicely as dealing with the funds. I have also learnt how to do my business profile. I will be equipped to go back again to my neighborhood and utilize the unemployed youth,” reported Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The organization will also be assisting 5 of the graduating SMMEs with business office space for between 12 and 36 months at its Organization Advancement Centre.