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SAB Foundation calls for entrants to 2018 Tholoana Programme

  • 1 November 2017

Do you desire to accelerate the success of your small business?

Would you benefit from a two-year programme of professional business development support?

The SAB Foundation invites applications from viable, black-owned businesses wishing to be considered for the 2018 Tholoana Enterprise Programme.

More than 100 emerging entrepreneurs in all nine provinces have had their success accelerated and consolidated by this methodology since this innovative business support programme began in 2015.

“We are looking for the best of the best to apply for the 2018 Tholoana Programme, powered by Fetola,” said Bridgit Evans of the SAB Foundation. “We need your help in finding SA’s most exceptional entrepreneurs, those people who are passionate and determined to succeed, people like Bukelwa Ngoqo, the founder of Sunkissed Fashion at East London Airport.”

Bukelwa speaks enthusiastically about the programme: “The Tholoana team has enabled us to put our best foot forward, providing support in conceptualising ideas and channeling our focus. Their backing has given us the freedom to be bold, knowing that expert support is only a phone call, email or whatsapp away!”

Sixty small businesses are needed now to take their businesses to the next level. Does your business have significant potential to grow and make a positive contribution to the economy?

Applications are invited from businesses working in new and growing sectors such as export, manufacturing, food processing, water, energy and waste management.

With two years of practical, professional support including master mentors, applied business-skills workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support on offer, results have been exceptional. High business growth, positive job creation and long-term improvement in business success rates are just some of the benefits for participants.

Women, youth and entrepreneurs with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. If your business has been in operation for at least six months and less than five years, you may be eligible for consideration.

Applications close on 30 November 2017. Follow this link to apply: www.sabentrepreneurship.co.za. Email SAB@fetola.co.za or call 080 0611 095 (toll-free) for more information.