The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants has launched SAICA Enterprise Development, an entity with the sole purpose of playing an active role in economic transformation in South Africa, through advancing the sustainable growth of entrepreneurial Black businesses.
As part of the responsible leadership objectives, SAICA remains committed to the National Development Plan of rallying behind a united vision for South Africa’s development. One of the key focuses of which is to increase entrepreneurial interest and enhance Black SMMEs’ ability to become sustainable businesses. Only through the increase of sustainable SMMEs will new employment opportunities be created.
SAICA Enterprise Development offers flagship and customised Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes (previously housed under The Hope Factory) and Accounting Support Initiatives. Socio-Economic Development offerings remains under The Hope Factory.
The launch of SAICA Enterprise Development sees a partnership with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) as a consolidation of all its Enterprise Development activities. We believe that this is a great move as it will enable the institute to have a focused approach when delivering the much needed business development support services to SMMEs.
For more information: www.saica.co.za
From Left to Right: Thakhani Makhuvha (CEO of sefa); Fanisa Lamola (Executive Director: Corporate Services at SAICA); Annie McWalter (CEO of SAICA Enterprise Development); Chantyl Mulder (Executive Director: Nation Building at SAICA) and Ernest Carelse (Chairman of SAICA Enterprise Development Board)