Enterprises University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd (Enterprises UP) collaborated with the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) in identifying four service providers as partners of our 2016 Supplier Development Programme. This programme, along with this year’s Enterprise Development (ED) Programme, focused on the development of suppliers and their empowerment, through training and advisory services.

Supplier Development Programme

The beneficiaries selected for the Supplier Development Programme are external businesses, currently providing services or products to Enterprises UP. One of the objectives of this programme was to develop long-term working relationships with these businesses and to ensure their sustainability. The programme was two-fold, involving training and specialised advisory services. The Whole Brain® Manager Workshop – a two-day programme for two people in each organisation – explored the mental demands of each member’s job, teaching them how to leverage thinking and to maximise their personal performance.

The second phase of the programme involved specialised advisory services set up with each company in the form of one-on-one sessions with various acclaimed business management and entrepreneurship specialists. Our specialists visited each entity and assisted them with business-related challenges and issues, including financial management, overall health of the businesses and how to achieve business sustainability.

The partners of the Supplier Development Programme were Adomode (Pty) Ltd, Gomolemo Consulting (Pty) Ltd, MJ Mafunisa Consulting (Pty) Ltd and ETMAC (Pty) Ltd.

ED Programme

The 2016 ED programme focussed on small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) currently not providing any services or products to Enterprises UP. Three SMMEs were selected from a list of finalists in the Tshwane Economic Development Agency’s Youth Entrepreneurship Drive. The programme was intended to contribute towards the growth of the small businesses and their future sustainability.

The beneficiaries of the ED Programme were Azania Zulu Creations, Organic Avenue and Kusini Water. Azania Zulu Creations and Kusini Water benefited from a brand identity development workshop which included discussions around brand development, brand positioning and the development of a slogan. Organic Avenue received business advice and services focusing on product optimisation, sensory research and product development.

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Above: The beneficiaries attending training at the Enterprise Building through the Supplier Development Programme.