AfriSam empowers local entrepreneurs | Roodepoort Record


AfriSam (a supplier of construction components) offered totally free enterprise capabilities education to 24 local entrepreneurs. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Organization Development Centre.

As aspect of the company’s Organization Improvement Programme, the graduates successfully done a 4-months business enterprise expertise programme designed to help entrepreneur and business enterprise proprietors close to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof operations in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Picture: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we realize that escalating compact, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is vital for broadening economic participation and providing on our country’s financial enhancement objectives” claimed Jabu Motlhako, Business and Supplier Improvement Experienced at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Company and Provider Enhancement Programme identifies, empowers and enhances the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that run in shut proximity to the company’s operations. Another vital aim of the programme is to deliver the business people with the required assist and create them to grow their businesses and eventually be provided in AfriSam’s databases of registered distributors.

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

AfriSam chosen 24 black SMMEs from communities shut to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort operations for the coaching programme. The business owners had been from various industries ranging from catering, design and assets improvement.”The schooling was incredibly valuable to me because it covered a wide variety of topics this sort of as setting up a enterprise and keeping it, as very well as managing the funds. I have also learnt how to do my corporation profile. I will be able to go back to my neighborhood and employ the unemployed youth,” stated Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The corporation will also be assisting 5 of the graduating SMMEs with place of work area for amongst 12 and 36 months at its Business enterprise Development Centre.