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AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record

 

AfriSam (a supplier of building resources) presented free business enterprise expertise education to 24 regional business people. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business Development Centre.

As portion of the company’s Company Enhancement Programme, the graduates properly completed a four-months small business skills programme created to guidance entrepreneur and organization homeowners near to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we recognize that expanding modest, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is critical for broadening economic participation and offering on our country’s economic improvement objectives” reported Jabu Motlhako, Organization and Provider Development Specialist at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Organization and Supplier Progress Programme identifies, empowers and enhances the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in shut proximity to the company’s operations. Yet another critical aim of the programme is to give the entrepreneurs with the necessary aid and acquire them to mature their businesses and finally be provided in AfriSam’s database of registered vendors.

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 schooling programme. The business owners were being from distinctive industries ranging from catering, construction and residence progress.”The training was pretty advantageous to me for the reason that it protected a range of topics these kinds of as starting off a company and protecting it, as well as managing the finances. I have also learnt how to do my firm profile. I will be in a position to go back to my neighborhood and employ the unemployed youth,” mentioned Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The firm will also be helping 5 of the graduating SMMEs with workplace space for concerning 12 and 36 months at its Small business Enhancement Centre.