June 18, 2024


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AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a supplier of construction elements) made available totally free business techniques schooling to 24 area entrepreneurs. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business Development Centre.

As component of the company’s Enterprise Progress Programme, the graduates properly finished a four-months business techniques programme intended to support entrepreneur and business entrepreneurs near to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Image: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we have an understanding of that rising modest, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is very important for broadening financial participation and providing on our country’s financial growth objectives” said Jabu Motlhako, Enterprise and Supplier Enhancement Skilled at AfriSam

In accordance Jabu, AfriSam’s Enterprise and Supplier Improvement Programme identifies, empowers and enhances the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that work in near proximity to the company’s operations. One more key intention of the programme is to supply the business people with the required assistance and create them to improve 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. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

AfriSam selected 24 black SMMEs from communities near to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the training programme. The entrepreneurs were from various industries ranging from catering, construction and property progress.”The coaching was pretty beneficial to me due to the fact it coated a variety of matters this kind of as starting up a business and keeping it, as very well as handling the funds. I have also learnt how to do my enterprise profile. I will be ready to go back to my community and employ the unemployed youth,” said Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The company will also be aiding five of the graduating SMMEs with office area for between 12 and 36 months at its Business Development Centre.