AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a supplier of construction resources) offered totally free small business techniques schooling to 24 local business owners. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Small business Improvement Centre.

As section of the company’s Business Growth Programme, the graduates properly completed a 4-months business enterprise competencies 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 have an understanding of that rising tiny, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is crucial for broadening economic participation and providing on our country’s economic advancement objectives” claimed Jabu Motlhako, Organization and Supplier Growth Qualified at AfriSam

In accordance Jabu, AfriSam’s Enterprise and Supplier Progress Programme identifies, empowers and boosts the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that work in shut proximity to the company’s operations. Another vital purpose of the programme is to offer the business owners with the important assistance and establish them to expand their enterprises and finally be integrated in AfriSam’s databases of registered suppliers.

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

AfriSam selected 24 black SMMEs from communities near to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the instruction programme. The business people were being from different industries ranging from catering, development and house enhancement.”The education was incredibly valuable to me because it coated a selection of topics this kind of as commencing a business enterprise and retaining it, as perfectly as managing the finances. I have also learnt how to do my company profile. I will be in a position to go again to my group and employ the unemployed youth,” claimed Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The corporation will also be assisting five of the graduating SMMEs with office environment room for amongst 12 and 36 months at its Enterprise Advancement Centre.