AfriSam (a provider of construction supplies) available free business skills schooling to 24 local business owners. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business Development Centre.

As part of the company’s Business Development Programme, the graduates properly concluded a four-months business competencies programme made to assist entrepreneur and business house owners shut to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof functions in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Photo: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we comprehend that escalating little, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is vital for broadening economic participation and delivering on our country’s financial progress objectives” stated Jabu Motlhako, Company and Supplier Development Skilled at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Organization and Provider Enhancement Programme identifies, empowers and enhances the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that function in close proximity to the company’s functions. Another essential purpose of the programme is to offer the entrepreneurs with the necessary assist and establish them to develop their enterprises and in the end be integrated in AfriSam’s databases of registered distributors.

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

AfriSam picked 24 black SMMEs from communities shut to its Eikenhof and Roodepoort functions for the education programme. The business people had been from different industries ranging from catering, development and assets progress.”The instruction was very beneficial to me simply because it protected a range of subject areas this sort of as starting up a business and maintaining it, as very well as handling the finances. I have also learnt how to do my corporation profile. I will be able to go back again to my local community and use the unemployed youth,” reported Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The corporation will also be assisting five of the graduating SMMEs with office space for between 12 and 36 months at its Business Development Centre.