AfriSam (a supplier of development supplies) made available free of charge business skills education to 24 local entrepreneurs. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business Development Centre.

As section of the company’s Organization Improvement Programme, the graduates productively accomplished a 4-months small business skills programme made to assistance entrepreneur and enterprise proprietors near to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof functions in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we comprehend that expanding compact, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is essential for broadening financial participation and offering on our country’s economic growth objectives” mentioned Jabu Motlhako, Company and Supplier Progress Specialist at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Business and Supplier Enhancement Programme identifies, empowers and improves the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in shut proximity to the company’s functions. A further vital goal of the programme is to give the business people with the vital support and build them to expand their businesses and eventually be bundled in AfriSam’s database of registered sellers.

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

AfriSam chosen 24 black SMMEs from communities shut to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort functions for the training programme. The entrepreneurs have been from unique industries ranging from catering, building and property development.”The coaching was really effective to me simply because it lined a variety of topics this kind of as commencing a company and maintaining it, as perfectly as managing the funds. I have also learnt how to do my organization profile. I will be in a position to go back again to my community and utilize the unemployed youth,” said Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The firm will also be helping 5 of the graduating SMMEs with business office house for among 12 and 36 months at its Company Growth Centre.