AfriSam (a provider of construction materials) made available free of charge company skills schooling to 24 neighborhood business people. Their graduation ceremony was held on Friday, 28 June at the AfriSam Business Advancement Centre.

As part of the company’s Company Improvement Programme, the graduates properly finished a four-months business capabilities programme built to guidance entrepreneur and organization house owners near to its Roodepoort and Eikenhof functions in Gauteng.

Betty Masinge and Peter Molete. Image: Lungi Ndimande.

“At AfriSam, we realize that developing little, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is important for broadening financial participation and delivering on our country’s financial progress objectives” explained Jabu Motlhako, Company and Supplier Progress Professional at AfriSam

According Jabu, AfriSam’s Business and Supplier Advancement Programme identifies, empowers and improves the capacities of black-owned SMMEs that operate in shut proximity to the company’s functions. Yet another important intention of the programme is to provide the business owners with the vital support and establish them to expand their firms and in the end be involved in AfriSam’s databases 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 training programme. The entrepreneurs have been from diverse industries ranging from catering, building and property progress.”The teaching was extremely valuable to me simply because it coated a wide range of topics these kinds of as commencing a small business and maintaining it, as properly as dealing with the finances. I have also learnt how to do my firm profile. I will be capable to go again to my neighborhood and make use of the unemployed youth,” said Bram Fischerville entrepreneur, Peter Molete. The corporation will also be aiding five of the graduating SMMEs with place of work area for amongst 12 and 36 months at its Business enterprise Development Centre.