From subsistence farmer to businessman
Completing 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.
Entrepreneurs fired up for success
Wachumlilo 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.
BSSA training 'invaluable on so many levels'
"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.
Recycling venture gets much-needed boost
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.
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.
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.