AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record

 

AfriSam (a provider of construction supplies) supplied cost-free small business techniques coaching to 24 regional business owners. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business Development Centre.

As component of the company’s Company Progress Programme, the graduates efficiently completed a four-months small business competencies programme built to aid entrepreneur and business enterprise owners shut to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Photograph: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we realize that rising smaller, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is vital for broadening financial participation and providing on our country’s economic advancement objectives” claimed Jabu Motlhako, Enterprise and Supplier Improvement Qualified at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Enterprise and Provider Enhancement Programme identifies, empowers and enhances the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in close proximity to the company’s operations. A different crucial goal of the programme is to supply the business people with the necessary assist and build them to expand their organizations and finally be incorporated in AfriSam’s database of registered sellers.

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

AfriSam picked 24 black SMMEs from communities shut to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the schooling programme. The business owners have been from distinct industries ranging from catering, development and residence advancement.”The instruction was quite advantageous to me due to the fact it coated a range of matters these kinds of as starting off a small business and protecting it, as nicely as managing the funds. I have also learnt how to do my organization profile. I will be in a position to go again to my neighborhood and make use of the unemployed youth,” said Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The company will also be aiding five of the graduating SMMEs with business space for amongst 12 and 36 months at its Small business Improvement Centre.