AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a supplier of design materials) made available free of charge business expertise coaching to 24 local business owners. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Enterprise Improvement Centre.

As aspect of the company’s Organization Development Programme, the graduates properly completed a four-months enterprise expertise programme built to assistance entrepreneur and enterprise homeowners near to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Photograph: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we recognize that expanding small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is crucial for broadening financial participation and delivering on our country’s financial improvement objectives” stated Jabu Motlhako, Enterprise and Provider Advancement Specialist at AfriSam

In accordance Jabu, AfriSam’s Business and Supplier Growth Programme identifies, empowers and improves the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in near proximity to the company’s functions. A further key intention of the programme is to give the business owners with the necessary assist and acquire them to increase their companies and in the long run be included in AfriSam’s databases of registered vendors.

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

AfriSam chosen 24 black SMMEs from communities shut to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the instruction programme. The business owners have been from various industries ranging from catering, development and home growth.”The schooling was quite beneficial to me mainly because it coated a range of subject areas these types of as commencing a small business and protecting it, as nicely as handling the funds. I have also learnt how to do my corporation profile. I will be ready to go back to my community and hire the unemployed youth,” claimed Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The company will also be helping 5 of the graduating SMMEs with workplace house for among 12 and 36 months at its Business Enhancement Centre.