Building capacity in the SMME sector

Business Skills for South Africa

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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BSSA course pays off for sewing business

Egnes MamphotoAttending a business skills training course offered by BSSA has certainly paid off for a 48-year-old Limpopo entrepreneur who runs her own home-based sewing business. Egnes Mamphoto of Madombidzha Zone 2 near Makhado attended a five-day business planning course in Makhado as part of PwC's Faranani Rural Women Training Initiative in November 2011.

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BSSA training a 'watershed experience'

"Attending BSSA's training course for dti network facilitators was a watershed experience in my career. It was a great learning curve and since completing the training I have taken a completely new approach to addressing my customers' needs." Deon Manuel (centre, back) with (from left) RMI director Joy Oldale, dti BBSDP director Gabriel Makhonxa, dti BBSDP deputy director Petunia Maila, RMI CEO Jeff Osborne and Aleeshen Kitson.

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Entrepreneurs should 'never stop learning'

“Starting a new business is not just about making money. To be truly successful requires dedication and passion, and complete focus on making your venture work. It also means you never stop learning.”

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Young entrepreneur now helping others

A young woman from Polokwane has proven that age is no impediment when it comes to building a successful business, and then assisting others in developing their own enterprises.

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Cooperative going from strength to strength

Training, perseverance, determination, a hunger for knowledge and a passion for business are the crucial qualities any entrepreneur should possess before attempting to start a new business.

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Upcoming Courses

Want to be a business adviser?

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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