• 19 May 2017

“I don’t have words to explain how profound and deep seated my goodwill sentiments are for the SAB Foundation. I am grateful for the business opportunities you have extended to us – your deeds are very true to where your investment is in developing SME’s. This wouldn’t be possible without your goodwill – thank you kindly for all you do in supporting and advocating goodwill for SME’s – be blessed.”

William Dhlongolo – Isiyalu Business Enterprises

“Allow me on behalf of TKY Trading to send our words of gratitude for the awesome business opportunity afforded to us. Words will never be enough to express how we feel. We believe this was the platform to spread our wings to greater challenges and business opportunities and we are so grateful. The SAB Foundation has changed our businesses life and our own so much, the support is so priceless. If given a chance, we would do it repeatedly. We really appreciate everything. Thank you.”

Yvonne Makuwa – TKY Trading

“ Thank you all for your work, support and encouragement. Being featured as one of the world’s top 100 most inspiring social innovations is remarkable and would not have happened without all your involvement. Vula’s impact is growing. By January 2016 100 patients were referred on Vula. By the end of this April 2017, this figure will be more than 800. In 2017 we are aiming to further improve the public health service in South Africa as well as expand into more countries. None of this would have happened without the SAB Foundation prize. It turned a demo into a product and a dream into a reality. We are eternally grateful.”

William Mapham – Vula Mobile

“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 – Mamokoele Construction

“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 SAB Foundation through the Tholoana enterprise program.”

Kholisile Khumalo – Mzansi Scuba Diving Academy

“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, from JAM trading.

“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, Buy and Braai.

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, Just Fuze Digital.

“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, SunKissed.

“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 Fetola 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, AfikaM Hair & Beauty.