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Address: Fatima Bhayat & Bosch Street RUSTENBURG
North West
Short Business Description: Orbit Centre for Entrepreneurship established through a partnership between the Department of Small Business Development and Orbit TVET College, the centre will provide generic enterprise development services and incubation to Orbit TVET College graduates as well as members of the community. This centre will offer graduates who cannot be absorbed by the labour market the necessary skills and resources to start and grow their own businesses. In addressing the media during a press briefing, the Deputy Minister the centre is in line with the department’s plan to facilitate the development and growth of small businesses and co-operatives. Core Focus: Education
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Business Phone Number: 014-592 8461/2
Durban University of Technology
Address: P O Box 1334, Durban KwaZulu Natal
Short Business Description: The Durban University of Technology is a result of the merger in April 2002 of two prestigious technikons, ML Sultan and Technikon Natal. It was named the Durban Institute of Technology and later became the Durban University of Technology in line with the rest of the universities of technology. DUT, a member of the International Association of Universities, is a multi-campus university of technology at the cutting edge of higher education, technological training and research. The university aspires to be a “preferred university for developing leadership in technology and productive citizenship”, and to “making knowledge useful”. Focus Areas: Education
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Business Phone Number: 031 373 2000
Address: 21 Cavendish St, Claremont, Cape Town,
Short Business Description: DWDE is one of the leading players in the disability employment support services arena and offers a one-stop solution to positively address learning and employment opportunities for South Africans with disabilities to become integrated into the workforce. Through education, empowerment and networking opportunities between employers and people with disabilities, the DWDE Disability Employment Support Services makes a significant contribution towards enriching lives, building an inclusive society and inspiring young people on their way towards finding opportunities for work. Furthermore, DWDE seeks to create awareness amongst employers about the employability of people with disabilities and to give people with disabilities exposure to employment opportunities and guide them in the right career choices. Core Focus: Education, Disability Employment and Support
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Business Phone Number: 021 674 6139
Ekukhanyeni Relief Project
Address: PO Box 31121 Kyalami South Africa
Short Business Description: Ekukhanyeni – Home of Light and Hope – is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that focuses on community upliftment in two poverty stricken informal settlements close to Johannesburg, South Africa. In partnership with the local communities, this project supports some vulnerable children by creating self-sustaining communities through its green and holistic design approach to community development. Through its numerous sustainable technologies and lifestyles education, Ekukhanyeni is helping the adults in these impoverished zones to achieve (and sustain) food and nutrition security alongside providing effective early childhood care in ways which do not negatively affect natural resources and benefits human attitudinal and cultural systems in a positive manner. Core Focus: Skills and development, Community upliftment, food and nutrition security, and early childhood care.
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Business Phone Number: 011 026 6867
Address: Suite 103B First Floor Richmond Centre Plumstead, Cape Town, Western Cape
Short Business Description: Fetola are enterprise and supplier development specialists with 30 years’ experience. We support the growth of small and medium sized enterprises and assist them to become independent, thriving businesses and qualified suppliers. We are passionate about creating a more equitable and thriving economy, providing corporate clients with value-adding enterprise & supplier development solutions and helping SMEs succeed. We deliver results – let us help you deliver yours! Core Focus: Support and Development
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Business Phone Number: 086 111 1690
Gert Sibande College
Address: Private Bag X9048 Ermelo, 2350 Mel Mentz Street Ermelo,
Short Business Description: Gert Sibande College is a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institution, situated in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The college offers nationally certified training programs that are unit standard based and SAQA approved. Qualified and competent staff is available to give relevant education and training in Educational Programs which aim to enable learners to lead productive lives and make meaningful contributions to their community and the Nation as a whole. Qualified moderators and assessors give training in line with Department Of Education’s directive to implement Outcomes Based Education through eLearning methodology in order to service on site learners as well as distance learners. World class standards and well utilized computer and practicum rooms ensure that learners receive practical training. The curriculum develops the learner to his/her full potential. Business and Engineering theory is supplemented with practical training in line with standards from industry.2007 will see the implementation of a new National Certificate (Vocational) which will be offered by GSC. It will replace the current existing N1 to N3 with courses to empower learners with skills to be employed to alleviate poverty and unemployment. Subjects may then be chosen from a vocational program to provide the learner with high levels of specialization in that specific field. GS College provides learners and employers with learning opportunities suited to their relevant needs. Core Focus: Education
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Business Phone Number: 017 811 5428
Address: 26 Melville Road Illovo Johannesburg
Short Business Description: The Academy is a centre of excellence specialising in tailor-made, practical business education and support services delivered by leading faculty and industry specialists to entrepreneurs, nationally. In South Africa, small businesses are recognised as a driving force for economic growth and creation of jobs. The National Development Plan refers to a target of 90% of the expected 11 million jobs that need to be created by small and growing businesses. However, 80-90% of new businesses fail in the first two years, with some of the reasons for failure being lack of access to markets, capital and business skills. To address this challenge, the Academy’s primary focus is making business education accessible to start-up, micro and small business entrepreneurs, especially those who have been underserved or marginalised. In doing so, our purpose is to help small business owners to develop sustainable, efficient enterprises that are able to employ more people. Core Focus: Development, Education
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Business Phone Number: 011 771 4205
Milpark Business School
Address: Melville Extension 2, Cnr Main Rd East & Landau Terrance, Gauteng
Short Business Description: On its establishment in 1997, Milpark Education was one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa. Today, it remains a leading provider of Higher Education and Further Education and Training qualifications. Milpark Education is registered with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution (No 2007/HE07/003). With a national footprint in South Africa, Milpark has two teaching campuses in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and a support office in Durban. Milpark’s MBA has been rated in the Top 10 of Accredited Business Schools in South Africa since 2009. Milpark was rated as the number one private provider of the MBA degree in the 2015 PMR Africa national survey on accredited business schools offering MBA/MBL degrees in South Africa. Core Focus: Education
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Business Phone Number: 011 718 4000
Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development
Address: UCT Graduate School of Business – Breakwater Campus, Western Cape
Short Business Description: The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development is a tertiary level Academy that offers an inspiring and innovative programme in entrepreneurial development for young people between the ages of 18 and 30. The course is offered to young people who are passionate about business and personal development who have not had the opportunity to access a tertiary education. It aims to empower young people on their entrepreneurial journey while developing their business and life skills. Mr Raymond Ackerman together with the UCT Graduate School of Business established The Raymond Ackerman Academy in January 2005 with the desire to offer youth with financial or socio-economic challenges a chance to develop themselves and to make a difference in not only their own future, but also in the future of their communities. The Academy offers a six-month, full time programme that is run twice a year: from January to June and from July to December. The programme is offered in Cape Town at the UCT Graduate School of Business and at the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg (opened in 2009). Core Focus: Entrepreneurial development and Support
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Business Phone Number: 021 406 1422
Regenesys Business School
Address: Regenesys Campus 4 Pybus Road (cnr. Katherine Street) Sandton Johannesburg
Short Business Description: At Regenesys, we help individuals and organisations to achieve their goals by enhancing their management and leadership potential. We approach education holistically – intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Our learning programmes are designed to inspire and transform not only the minds, but also the hearts and souls of our students. We aim to develop the positive values, attitudes and behaviours required for success. A Regenesys graduate is an analytical thinker, a problem-solver and an emotionally intelligent and values-driven leader who can operate successfully in a dynamic global environment. With us, you will explore cutting-edge management theories and models from local and global perspectives to complement individual leadership development processes. We will focus on harnessing your entrepreneurial skills to enable the creation of sustainable new ventures. Core Focus: Education
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Business Phone Number: 011 669 5000