SAB Foundation

We invest in entrepreneurs and social innovation, with a priority of benefiting women and youth, people in rural areas and people with a disability.

<p>We invest in entrepreneurs and social innovation, with a priority of benefiting women and youth, people in rural areas and people with a disability.</p>
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At the start of the programme I could not have imagined that we would be operating (Within a few years) at the largest airport on the African continent. With the support of the Fetola Team and the assistance of the SAB Foundation we were not only able to imagine but also to achieve the impossible. Having the SAB Foundation ‘behind me’ was the ‘trump card’ I had up my sleeve that allowed me to propose & negotiate with confidence.

Bukelwa Ngoqo
Owner, SunKissed

I’ve learned are lot from you, SAB Foundation, and I don’t have words to say thank you. Today my business is growing up and I know how to handle my staff ,business opportunities and the importance of contracts, insurance etc. I always open all my files and read everything that you taught us.

Nokukhanya Qiniso Mthimkhulu
Owner, Quiniso Creations

I am speechless. SaveAct’s savings and [the Rural Catalyst] enterprise programme has helped me with everything. Now I live the life of an employed person, whereas before I was unemployed. I came home from the mines as I was retrenched. Through savings groups and enterprise training I have been able to become self-employed. I can provide for my family. My children can go to school. It’s like I am a working person, while I don’t need to move from home.

Mr Lefipha
smallholding farmer from a rural village outside Matatiele

I would like to extend my greatest gratitude to each one of you for the opportunities you are giving my business. Yesterday, I was at the SABC2 Hectic99 studios where I was interviewed on Hair Care. The exposure was phenomenal, and using everything that I learned from the workshops, I networked and I hope it will open more doors. I am oozing with confidence in my business more than ever before because you guys also believe in it and you assisted me in ways that are helpful and positive. With love and a big smile

Afika Mbandazayo
Owner, AfikaM Hair & Beauty

Because as the people notice the changes and growth of SunKissed the store that was ‘on the brink of closing’ a year ago, they don’t know that the SAB Foundation is ‘the wind beneath our wings’. Through the efforts of the team and the generosity of the SAB Foundation, we have managed to find our feet and grow in the airport retail space. This is not only referring to the grant disbursements but more importantly to the training and support we have received as part of the Tholoana programme.

Bukelwa Ngogo
Owner, SunKissed

Thank you for believing in our company and everything you have done for us. Our lives will never be the same. The ball is now in our court to drive business success. You have given us more than we could ever ask for. Thank you, thank you, thank you

Nosipho Ngcobo
Owner, Just Fuze Digital

I gained more confidence and learned to take myself seriously as a business owner. Tholoana has changed my life, and opened up the world of entrepreneurship

Amelia Masakane
Owner, Buy and Braai

I would like to thank you and the SAB Foundation for this wonderful opportunity, support and for the grant that you have given us. We are very grateful and are going to work very hard to make the business even more of a success. The equipment will make us grow from strength to strength. Again, thank you.

Lindiwe Mashinini
Owner JAM Trading

I have said thank you before, yet my words were not sufficient on expressing how grateful I am for the support. Getting me out of this self-inflicted quagmire has given me and my company an additional opportunity and lit the fire that was dwindling within me. The training provided through Fetola has also helped to ensure that I do no repeat these mistakes again. I truly appreciate the support I have received from the SAB Foundation through the Tholoana Enterprise program.

Kholisile Khumalo
Owner, Mzansi Scuba Diving Academy

I personally want to thank the SAB Foundation and the Tholoana Enterprise team for all the time and effort extended to us to grow our business. Our company continues to increase in size and employ more people. The workshops I went through during the programme have given me a wealth of knowledge to continue success. Thank you!

David Mokwele
Owner, Mamokoele Construction

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