AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a provider of design elements) provided absolutely free organization expertise training to 24 neighborhood business owners. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Enterprise Advancement Centre.

As component of the company’s Company Growth Programme, the graduates properly finished a four-months enterprise skills programme designed to assistance entrepreneur and business owners shut to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof functions in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we comprehend that growing tiny, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is very important for broadening economic participation and delivering on our country’s economic improvement objectives” reported Jabu Motlhako, Organization and Supplier Progress Specialist at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Organization and Supplier Development Programme identifies, empowers and improves the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that run in close proximity to the company’s operations. One more vital purpose of the programme is to give the business people with the required assist and build them to improve their businesses and ultimately be involved in AfriSam’s database of registered suppliers.

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

AfriSam chosen 24 black SMMEs from communities near to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the teaching programme. The business owners were being from diverse industries ranging from catering, design and house progress.”The education was very useful to me due to the fact it covered a range of matters these kinds of as starting up a company and protecting it, as properly as dealing with the funds. I have also learnt how to do my business profile. I will be in a position to go back again to my community and use the unemployed youth,” mentioned Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The organization will also be helping 5 of the graduating SMMEs with office area for concerning 12 and 36 months at its Business enterprise Development Centre.