AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record

Walter S. Timmons


AfriSam (a supplier of building materials) made available absolutely free company skills teaching to 24 neighborhood business people. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Organization Improvement Centre.

As aspect of the company’s Company Improvement Programme, the graduates properly concluded a four-months organization expertise programme developed to assist entrepreneur and business entrepreneurs near to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof functions in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we understand that developing compact, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is essential for broadening financial participation and providing on our country’s economic enhancement objectives” stated Jabu Motlhako, Enterprise and Supplier Improvement Professional at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Company and Provider Enhancement Programme identifies, empowers and improves the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that run in near proximity to the company’s functions. Yet another important goal of the programme is to provide the entrepreneurs with the essential aid and develop them to develop their organizations and ultimately be involved in AfriSam’s database of registered suppliers.

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

AfriSam picked 24 black SMMEs from communities near to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the coaching programme. The entrepreneurs have been from unique industries ranging from catering, building and assets development.”The instruction was very beneficial to me mainly because it included a selection of matters these types of as starting off a organization and protecting it, as nicely as handling the finances. I have also learnt how to do my corporation profile. I will be capable to go again to my group and employ the unemployed youth,” explained Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The enterprise will also be assisting 5 of the graduating SMMEs with office room for among 12 and 36 months at its Enterprise Enhancement Centre.

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