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A leader in Enterprise and Supplier Development in South Africa

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The Innovation Hub

The leading innovation agency for fostering socio-economic development and competitiveness in Gauteng.

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ECRDA is the driving force in creating a vibrant and sustainable rural economy that improves the livelihoods of rural communities within the Eastern Cape

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We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for another successful and empowering event

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Catalyst for Growth

A Johannesburg-based non-profit, will soon launch an analytics platform for business development support (BDS) providers serving small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa.


We take great pleasure to invite you to the 2017 agenda which is designed to bring together socio-economic development professionals, transformation professionals, procurement professionals, investors, funders, entrepreneurs and government departments and agencies involved in enterprise and entrepreneurship projects. The event seeks ensure a redesign and rethink to address issues of Enterprise Development and ensure that it reaps results for our economy. The conference will look closely at the key challenges faced by these professionals and provide innovative solutions and tools to overcome these challenges.

Key Points to be Addressed

  • Fostering entrepreneurship culture and increasing the enterprise creation rate
  • Establish a dedicated network of SMME finance
  • Create demand for Small Enterprise products and services
  • Strengthening local network for small business development support services
  • Improving small enterprise competencies and delivery capacity
  • Strengthening Enterprise Networks
  • Providing necessary support incentives
  • Improving regulatory environment
  • Entrepreneurship and small business research

Latest Articles

Transnet Enterprise and Supplier Development

Transnet has long established a track record as the leader in the space of enterprise and supplier development. Transnet believes that SMMEs are the driver of the economy and hence it is part of their strategic agenda to ensure that SMMEs thrive and become...

Innovation as the DNA of enterprise development – Teresiah Simelane delivered an inspiring speech in Sandton

“Entrepreneurship is the future of not only South Africa but of the African continent. Entrepreneurship not only creates employment but can also bring peace in the world. I had to look at some of the crimes that are happening in South Africa and I think to...

Rural industrialisation is the future of Africa and should be central to South Africa’s planning

Thozamile Gwanya the CEO of Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) commented around the importance of rural development when he delivered an inspiring speech at the 4th Annual Africa enterprise development & entrepreneurship investment agenda...

Innovation and entrepreneurship can change the economic narrative of this country - Jayshree Naidoo

Africa is increasingly taking its place on the global stage as a continent of growth and opportunity. Yet critical challenges remain, particularly the need to create a significant number of jobs for the continent’s booming population, and the need to build...

The conference will

2017 Speakers

  • Makhosazana Masilela
    Executive Manager: ESD Transnet SOC Ltd:
  • Teresiah Simelane
    General Manager: Enterprise Development:
    The Innovation Hub.
  • Jayshree Naidoo
    Head: Standard Bank Incubator:
  • Tsépiso Makgothi
    Chief Director: Strategic Partnerships:
    Chief Director: Strategic Partnerships Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Masego Khutsoane
    Black Lining Consulting:
    Procurement Executive / Former Head Procurement at JSE.
  • Nkumbuzi Ben-Mazwi
    Department Head- ESD| AIDC:
  • Tandiswa Kankqu
    General Manager – PPP Unit:
    KZN Treasury: General Manager – PPP Unit.
  • Sifiso Ndwandwe
    CEO| Catalyst for Growth:
  • Dionne Kerr
    CEO| Siyakha Consulting:

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The conference helped me a lot especially with the new programme that we will be running in the department, the information is very helpful

Mpumi Mnconya – Department of Labour