AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record

AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


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

As element of the company’s Enterprise Improvement Programme, the graduates successfully completed a 4-months business enterprise techniques programme built to assist entrepreneur and enterprise owners shut to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we realize that increasing compact, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is vital for broadening economic participation and offering on our country’s economic advancement objectives” said Jabu Motlhako, Company and Supplier Growth Professional at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Company and Supplier Advancement Programme identifies, empowers and boosts the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in close proximity to the company’s operations. An additional crucial purpose of the programme is to provide the business people with the important assistance and build them to expand their corporations and finally be bundled in AfriSam’s database of registered distributors.

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

AfriSam selected 24 black SMMEs from communities close to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the teaching programme. The business owners were from distinct industries ranging from catering, building and residence improvement.”The instruction was extremely helpful to me simply because it protected a range of topics these as commencing a small business and keeping it, as effectively as handling the funds. I have also learnt how to do my firm profile. I will be equipped to go back again to my neighborhood and make use of the unemployed youth,” mentioned Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The business will also be assisting 5 of the graduating SMMEs with office environment area for among 12 and 36 months at its Small business Development Centre.