AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a provider of building supplies) supplied free business techniques education to 24 area entrepreneurs. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business Development Centre.

As part of the company’s Enterprise Development Programme, the graduates correctly accomplished a 4-months business expertise programme created to help entrepreneur and business proprietors near to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof functions in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Image: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we fully grasp that developing tiny, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is important for broadening financial participation and providing on our country’s financial advancement objectives” stated Jabu Motlhako, Business and Provider Development Qualified at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Enterprise and Supplier Enhancement Programme identifies, empowers and boosts the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that work in close proximity to the company’s operations. One more vital goal of the programme is to provide the business owners with the necessary support and produce them to expand their enterprises and ultimately be involved in AfriSam’s database of registered distributors.

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

AfriSam picked 24 black SMMEs from communities close to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort functions for the teaching programme. The business owners were being from different industries ranging from catering, building and assets growth.”The training was extremely helpful to me mainly because it protected a range of subject areas these kinds of as setting up a business and retaining it, as well as dealing with the funds. I have also learnt how to do my corporation profile. I will be ready to go back to my group and employ the unemployed youth,” stated Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The business will also be assisting five of the graduating SMMEs with workplace space for involving 12 and 36 months at its Business Development Centre.