Building capacity in the SMME sector

Business Skills for South Africa

From subsistence farmer to businessman

Rabie RensCompleting a BSSA training course in basic business skills literally changed the life of a 47-year-old up-and-coming farmer from Koffiefontein in the Free State. Rabie Rens was so inspired by the eight-month course that he decided to bid subsistence farming farewell and plough all his resources into a new venture - a construction, maintenance and cleaning business.

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Entrepreneurs fired up for success

Wachumlilo - the fire is burningWachumlilo means 'the fire is burning' in Zulu. It is an apt name for a joint venture started by a dynamic group of six young entrepreneurs to provide mining and civil construction services in the Cullinan area.

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BSSA training 'invaluable on so many levels'

William Mashishi"I love what I do, I do what I love. I am blessed." These are the words of William Mashishi (59) of Ekangala near Bronkhorstspruit, whose pest control and deep cleaning business has reached new heights since completing an eight-month BSSA training course in basic business skills.

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Recycling venture gets much-needed boost

Josiphina Makhubele and Anna Mathevula at their glass recycling business.

A glass recycling business run by two rural women near Giyani in Limpopo has been given a much-needed boost by a BSSA training programme forming part of PwC’s Faranani Rural Women Training Initiative.

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Improving capacity to meet clients' needs

A BSSA course on effective financial management has enabled a Tshwane sewing business owner to increase her staff capacity, focus more on her customers and grow her fledgling business.

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A man with vision reaches for his dream

A 32-year-old blind man in the small rural town of Jane Furse in Limpopo has not let the loss of his eyesight stand in the way of fulfilling his dreams.

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Upcoming Courses

Build a Better Business

Are you a business adviser, counsellor or mentor? From 9 to 13 May 2016 BSSA is offering a training programme focusing on the Build a Better Business diagnostic tool.

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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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