Tholoana Enterprise Programme

The Tholoana Enterprise Programme is run by the SAB Foundation. They have opened their applications for 2017 today and urge qualifying entrepreneurs to apply.


The Tholoana Enterprise Programme is looking for 60 South African small business owners to be put through a programme designed to boost skills and income of the business.

To date the programme has helped accelerate the businesses of over 100 small business owners.

“This 18-month programme offers eligible businesses wrap-around support, including expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support.”

The Foundation urges small business owners from all 9 provinces to apply.

The Tholoana Enterprise Programme primarily supports enterprises that benefit or are run by women, the youth and those living in rural and peri-urban areas. A particular focus this year is to create opportunities for disabled entrepreneurs, who are strongly encouraged to apply.

Bridgit Evans of the SAB Foundation says, “We offer committed candidates an incredible opportunity to take their business to the next level. Our partnership with small business growth professionals, Fetola, boosts the long term sustainability of the participants in our programme, making it a highly impactful and sought-after solution for promising South African small businesses.”

Amelia Masakane of Senkatane Buy and Braai in Kroonstad, is an entrepreneur that benefited from the programme. Her turnover increased steadily month after month while busy with the programme. Amelia was labeled a star performer during the programme.

“I gained the confidence to take myself seriously as a business owner, Tholoana changed my life, opening up the world of entrepreneurship.”

The programme is looking for small businesses that have significant potential to grow and make a positive contribution to the economy. Businesses that are working in new and upcoming sectors are most welcome to apply, especially in the following fields of industry: export, manufacturing, food processing, water, energy and waste management.

To check if your small business is eligible for the programme and to submit an application click here.

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Sources: Tholoana Enterprise Programme

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