Tholoana Enterprise Programme by SAB Foundation: Apply Now!

Tholoana Enterprise Programme by SAB Foundation: Apply Now!

The SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme is looking for entrepreneurs who are committed to boosting their growth and achieving new levels of success. Since 2015, this innovative and life-changing programme has delivered exceptional results for hundreds of entrepreneurs all over the country, across multiple business sectors.

The SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme supports entrepreneurs to become successful and resilient business owners through extensive entrepreneurial skills development, mentorship, and access to markets, finance, and practical business tools and templates. Connection to peers around the country builds a powerful network of opportunities for participants long after the programme has ended.

The Foundation is especially keen to create opportunities for entrepreneurs with disabilities, who are strongly encouraged to apply. Similarly, applications are welcome from businesses working in new and/or growing sectors such as export, manufacturing, food processing, water, energy, and waste management.

Focus Areas

In 2021 they will be recruiting 40 – 60 high-potential businesses to take up this life-changing opportunity. The focus areas for the 2021 programme include:

  • Enterprises run by or benefitting people living with disabilities.
  • Women and youth-owned businesses.
  • Peri-urban and rural enterprises.
  • Enterprises that create jobs in areas with few other opportunities. In addition, they are keen to identify enterprises with long-term growth and job creation potential. This includes:
    • Export potential and/or import substitution.
    • Growth sectors. – Water, energy and waste sector – Education (excluding early childhood development sector) – Technology – Agro-processing.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The business is operational and has been trading for at least 12 months.
  • The business is black owned* and managed.
  • The business is headquartered and registered (if applicable), within South African borders.
  • The business should be a going concern, commercially sustainable and viable.
  • The applicant is involved in the daily operations and management of the business on a full-time basis and is not employed by any other organisation.
  • The applicant has the skills and experience necessary for the type of business they are engaged in.
  • The business is in the early stages of growth.
  • The applicant should show a willingness to learn, grow and change.
  • The applicant should show entrepreneurial and leadership abilities.
  • The applicant should be resilient and driven to succeed.

Deadline: 30 Sep 2021

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