AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a provider of construction elements) offered absolutely free small business expertise teaching to 24 area business owners. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Small business Advancement Centre.

As part of the company’s Business Progress Programme, the graduates productively concluded a 4-months small business capabilities programme designed to aid entrepreneur and small business house owners close to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof functions in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we recognize that developing small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is very important for broadening financial participation and delivering on our country’s economic enhancement objectives” mentioned Jabu Motlhako, Organization and Provider Growth Qualified at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Company and Provider Development Programme identifies, empowers and improves the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that work in shut proximity to the company’s functions. A different important purpose of the programme is to offer the entrepreneurs with the essential assist and create them to increase their companies and in the long run be incorporated in AfriSam’s databases of registered distributors.

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

AfriSam picked 24 black SMMEs from communities near to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the teaching programme. The business people have been from distinct industries ranging from catering, construction and home enhancement.”The teaching was extremely valuable to me since it lined a range of matters these as starting a business and keeping it, as effectively as handling the funds. I have also learnt how to do my organization profile. I will be able to go back again to my group and employ the unemployed youth,” mentioned Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The enterprise will also be helping five of the graduating SMMEs with business office house for among 12 and 36 months at its Small business Advancement Centre.