AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a provider of design materials) presented cost-free enterprise competencies schooling to 24 regional business owners. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business enterprise Development Centre.

As component of the company’s Company Development Programme, the graduates effectively concluded a four-months business expertise programme intended to assist entrepreneur and business entrepreneurs near to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we recognize that rising little, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is important for broadening economic participation and delivering on our country’s financial growth objectives” explained Jabu Motlhako, Business and Provider Enhancement Qualified at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Organization and Supplier Advancement Programme identifies, empowers and enhances the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in close proximity to the company’s functions. An additional vital intention of the programme is to give the business people with the required support and establish them to expand their companies and ultimately be incorporated in AfriSam’s databases of registered suppliers.

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

AfriSam picked 24 black SMMEs from communities shut to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the instruction programme. The business owners had been from distinctive industries ranging from catering, building and residence progress.”The training was pretty advantageous to me because it protected a variety of subjects these types of as setting up a business enterprise and keeping it, as effectively as managing the funds. I have also learnt how to do my corporation profile. I will be able to go back again to my local community and make use of the unemployed youth,” reported Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The business will also be aiding 5 of the graduating SMMEs with business place for involving 12 and 36 months at its Business Advancement Centre.