AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a provider of design resources) supplied free of charge company skills instruction to 24 community business owners. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business enterprise Advancement Centre.

As element of the company’s Company Advancement Programme, the graduates successfully concluded a 4-months small business skills programme developed to assistance entrepreneur and enterprise entrepreneurs shut to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Photograph: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we realize that increasing smaller, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is crucial for broadening financial participation and providing on our country’s financial enhancement objectives” said Jabu Motlhako, Enterprise and Supplier Enhancement Qualified at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Organization and Supplier Enhancement Programme identifies, empowers and boosts the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in near proximity to the company’s functions. An additional critical purpose of the programme is to provide the business people with the vital help and develop them to increase their businesses and in the long run be bundled in AfriSam’s databases of registered distributors.

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

AfriSam selected 24 black SMMEs from communities near to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the coaching programme. The business people were being from unique industries ranging from catering, construction and home development.”The teaching was quite beneficial to me mainly because it included a wide range of topics these types of as starting a organization and protecting it, as effectively as managing the finances. I have also learnt how to do my company profile. I will be capable to go back again to my local community and make use of the unemployed youth,” explained Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The corporation will also be assisting 5 of the graduating SMMEs with business office place for among 12 and 36 months at its Company Improvement Centre.