Building capacity in the SMME sector

Business Skills for South Africa

Emerging farmers learn business skills

Masakone Community Primary CooperativeBSSA is increasingly being approached by groups of emerging farmers to offer basic business skills training. One of the farmer groups assisted recently is the Masakona Community Primary Cooperative (MCAPC), which produces vegetables on a communal farm near Masakona village to the east of Makhado in Limpopo.

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Centre for Supplier Development: BP

The Centre for Supplier Development (CFSD) contracted BSSA to train a group of suppliers to BP. The training took place at the Riversands Incubation Hub in Johannesburg and included four interventions during October and November 2015.

The training consisted of pricing and costing, and financial management, as well as an advanced module on financial analysis.

Humana Youth in Action

BSSA recently trained 120 youth club leaders and 125 club members forming part of the Youth in Action programme of Humana People to People in South Africa.

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ACWA Power in Groblershoop

In 2015, BSSA was contracted by ACWA Power to offer a four-day business skills training programme to a group of business owners from villages surrounding the ACWA Power plant in Groblershoop.

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Centre for Supplier Development

From July 2014 to July 2015, BSSA was contracted by the Centre for Supplier Development (CFSD) to offer business skills training to potential and existing suppliers at mines at Phalaborwa, Burgersfort, Richards Bay, Roodepoort and Lichtenburg.

Post-training mentoring was conducted by the CFSD, which also assisted with the formation of joint ventures between SMMEs which were trained, and existing suppliers.

Enterprise Room

In March 2015, business support service provider Enterprise Room requested BSSA to train a group of 20 of its business advisers and staff members.

The group was trained in the Build a Better Business Programme, as well as parts of BSSA's Core programme.

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If your goal is to become a business adviser and support professional, BSSA has just the right programme for you.

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Enterprise Development

Claim your points

Enterprise development is one of the seven elements of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and carries 15 points on the BBBEE score card. Offering training to small enterprises has been BSSA’s core business since 1992.

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