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Published by Ignus Gerber Photography and Productions South Africa, 2019-12-19 14:45:12

KHULA DECEMBER 2019 V2_compressed (1)

KHULA DECEMBER 2019 V2_compressed (1)



DECEMBER 2019 EDITION

KHULA!EKURHULENI

A QUARTERLY REVIEW OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN COE

FEATURES IN FOCUS

FOREWORD BY HOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT CAIPHUS CHAUKE PAGE 2
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN FOCUS: PITCHING BOOSTER WINNERS PRIZE HANDOVER PAGE 3-7
SKILLING THE ECONOMY:PITCHING BOOSTER TRAINING SESSIONS EQUIPPING & ENABLING
ENTREPRENEURS PAGE 8-12
ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FOCUS:ARE YOU READY FOR BUSINESS? PAGE 13
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FUND IN FOCUS: PANEL DISCUSSION AND LAUNCH EVENT PAGE 14
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FUND IN FOCUS: COE SUPPORTS LOCAL BUSINESS PAGE 15
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FUND IN FOCUS: SUPPORTING TOWNSHIP ECONOMIES PAGE 16
THE ECONOMICS OF RUNNING A CITY: EKURHULENI’S TEN POINT PLAN PAGE 16
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FUND IN FOCUS: STIMULATING BUSINESS INNOVATION IN COE PAGE 17
AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT FUND IN FOCUS: COE RAPID LAND RELEASE PROGRAMME PAGE 18-19
SMME DEVELOPMENT IN FOCUS: KWA THEMA BUSINESS PARK OPENING & BENEFICIARIES PAGE 25-26
GET IN TOUCH PAGE 20

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT


 FOREWORD BY HOD CAIPHUS CHAUKE: REFLECTING ON 2019

CoE entrepreneurs set on trajectory for unsurpassed growth!

In this edition we reflect on the notable achievements and progress made by The City of Ekurhuleni, showing its commitment to enable
entrepreneurs and small business to break the shackles of economic inequality and the apartheid spacial legacy.
During the 2019 State of the City Address
Executive Mayor , Cllr Mzwandile Masina
announced that the City, through it’s
Agriculture Development Support
Programme, will release several farms within
City boundaries. In October the City began
its rapid land release programme, releasing
56 farms valued at R120m to local farmers in
Ekurhuleni. The future of food security is
indeed in the hands of the citizens of
Ekurhuleni.
The City opened the Kwa-Thema Business
Hub which provides office space to small
businesses at an affordable rate. The hub
provides entrepreneurs with professional
meeting space and training facilities.
Frequent Pitching Booster Sessions enables
growth, progress and job creation in the City.
Entrepreneurs are empowered with
information sessions and training before
pitching their business ideas to a panel of
judges. Winners walk away with, business growth strategies, support, mentorship and prizes.
An Ekurhuleni Community Enterprise Development Fund worth R120m was launched to further boost local entrepreneurs in the City.
Gauteng Enterprise Propeller, National Department of Trade and Industry and Development Bank of South Africa are some of many
platforms that support entrepreneurs and small businesses.
In this edition of Khula, we also unpack strategies entrepreneurs can adapt to align their business with long term plans of the City.
Ekurhuleni through its various programmes strives to create and environment that is conducive and supportive of existing and emerging
business.The City is a manufacturing hub and Africa’s first Aerotropolis, and offers great economic opportunity for any entrepreneur.
What was evident during our resent Pitching Booster Session is that Ekurhuleni entrepreneurs are talented and determined and set on
an trajectory for unsurpassed growth in 2020.
As always Khula Ekurhuleni!



ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN FOCUS: FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
Festival of Ideas Pitching Booster winners prize handover;
business support prizes to grow small business in the City.

1st Prize Winner
Name of Business: Savara Advisory
Owner: Refiloe Chokoe
Business Location: Kempton Park
Business Summary: The business is a consulting company that links South African SMMEs to export opportunities in Africa and the world.
Services include export promotion, market research, international business development and foreign market entry strategies.
Number of employees: 4
The money I won will be used to purchase laptops and office furniture as the demand for our services has increased over the past three
months.

2nd Prize Winner
Name of Business: Rudo Institute
Owners: Kwandile Sikhosana and Sarah Madingwana
Business Location: Daveyton
071 818 7893
Business Summary: Rudo Institute is an institution of vocational training and higher education that offers accredited courses in new venture
creation that is NQF level 4, and is the brain child of Daveyton Book Club. The business trains informal entrepreneurs and formalizes their
businesses for them to get access to business funding and developmental support.
Number of employees: 5
We will use the money to train entrepreneurs and job seekers interested in Rudo Institute programmes and give participants access to
opportunities such as business funding and internship programmes.

3rd Prize Winner
Name of Business: Hiteka Kitchen
Owner: Labani Mgibeti
Business Summary: Hiteka Kitchen is a healthy food and lifestyle business established in 2017, focused on eating habits of school learners.
The business offers freshly packed lunches, healthy snacks and beverages, pop up food stalls and corporate catering.
Business Location: Norkem Park High School premises
Number of employees: 4
Money won will help purchase a gas stove, do website development and food photography, purchase clip frames and use some money



ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN FOCUS: FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
Agriculture and Agro-Processing Sector Winners

1st Prize Winner
Name of Business: Precious and Pearl Brands
Owners: Precious Mohaswa and Pearl Makoko
Business Location: Boksburg
Business Summary: The Business manufactures Gemere, traditional ginger beer, concentrate in one and five litres containers and the
business has a reseller system.
Number of employees: 1
Winnings will be used for machinery, plant equipment, for branding and purchase of raw materials.

2nd Prize Winner
Name of Business: 440 Chillie Sauce Pty Ltd
Owner: Andile Kubeka
Business Location: Boksburg
Business Summary: Manufactures 440 Chillie sauces and currently has the flavours, lemon and herb, original 440 Chillie and extra hot
sauce.
Number of employees: 5

071 818 7893

3rd Prize Winner
Name of Business: Mthethwa Paramount Group
Owners: Brothers, Nkanyiso and Ntuthuko Mthethwa
Business Location: Springs
Business Summary: Majestic Chickens is the poultry division on Mthethwa Paramount Group. They started selling broiler chickens from their
bakkie and after setbacks diversified into egg laying chickens. They have 1 000 chickens which lay A- Grade free-range eggs.
Number of Employees: 7 fixed young employees and 3 University students
With our winnings we plan to automate the business process and employ more people for logistics and sales.



ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN FOCUS: FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
ICT Sector Winners

1st Prize Winner
Name of Business: York Designs
Owner: Adan York
Business Location: Boksburg
Business Summary: The business is run by web designers providing the latest web trends and digital marketing to clients. They see
websites as a place where business owners can engage clients about product offerings.
Number of employees: 4
We want to scale our business to be more affordable to SMMEs and to deliver a full spectrum of services at a lower cost to our customers

2nd Prize Winner
Name of Business: Vula Access Digital
Owner: Mordecai Ndlovu
Business Location: Kempton Park
Business Summary: The business was established in 2017 and offers IT consulting, branding, events management, graphics web
development more.
Number of employees: 4
We would like to build an IT pilot network to 0s7e1rv8i1c8e 7th89e3Tembisa area. We would use winnings to grow the business.

3rd Prize Winner
Name of Business: M Z Trading Projects
Owner: Monde Zuma
Business Location: Thokoza
Business Summary: A 100 percent youth owned business providing ICT management, software development, system integration,
information security, database design, wireless communication, website design and more.
Number of employees: 5 full time and 3 part time employees
My winnings will be used for operational expenses, salaries for extra developers to develop eKasiBiz platform and for office equipment.



ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN FOCUS: FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
Logistics Sector Winners

1st Prize Winner
Name of Business: Hamashe Trading
Owner: Mduduzi Makhoba
Business Location: Kempton Park
Business Summary: Hamashe Projects is an export consultancy which offers load checking, document scrutiny, statutory compliance and
service provider liaison services.
Number of employees: 2
I want to use my winnings in office equipment, software and office renovations.

2nd Prize Winner
Name of Business: Teeten Enterprise
Owners: Thandi Nkosi and Mbali Nkosi
Business Location: Springs, Nigel, Tsakane and Duduza
Business Summary: The business is a Liquid Petroleum Gas distributor focusing on low income households without access to electricity.
Services include selling of 2 burner gas stoves, gas lamps, gas refrigerators and more.
Number of employees: 5
With the prize money we will buy office equ0i7p1m8e18nt7a8n93d LP Gas cylinders.

3rd Prize Winner
Name of Business: Lipondyne Solutions
Owner: Nthabiseng Tomotomo
Business Location: Germiston
Business Summary:  Company provides branded marketing merchandise and office supplies
Number of employees: 4
We plan to use the money we won to buy a small vehicle to transport staff and goods and to travel for research on the proposed product
pitched at Festival of ideas.



ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN FOCUS: FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
Smart and Advanced Manufacturing Sector Winners

1st Prize Winner
Name of Business: Flo Lite
Owner: Sakhile Siwela
Business Location: Kempton Park
Business Summary: Manufactures energy saving LED lights. The LED lights save up to 50% of electricity and are made for household,
street lighting and factory lights. The lights come with a five year guarantee for clients.
Number of employees: 54, most of them full-time
I will use winnings to buy more materials to make LED lights.

2nd Prize Winner
Name of Business: Belebesi Decor
Owner: Rekopile Belebesi
Business Location: Tsakane
Business Summary: Manufactures furniture such as lounge suites and chairs for residential and office use.
Number of employees: 4
Money won will be used to rent a showroom to showcase finished products and buy leather.

071 818 7893

3rd Prize Winner
Name of Business: Sasanti King
Owner: Andile Sasanti Sasanti
Business Location: Katlehong
Business Summary: The business manufactures vegetable drinking yorghuts in four flavours -beetroot, moringa, spinach and carrot. The
year old business is awaiting analysis on its health drinks currently being tested.
Number of employees: 1
I will use the winnings to grow the business and aim to make up to 5 000 units of products per day. The money will also assist in renting food
safety approved work premises and we are working towards acquiring a food safety certificate.



SKILLING THE ECONOMY: THE ART OF PITCHING WORKSHOP

Pitching Boosters Training
Sessions equips
CoE based entrepreneurs

The City of Ekurhuleni, in partnership with the National Youth
Development Agency, provided free business training for
entrepreneurs from around Ekurhuleni. The training seeks to equip
entrepreneurs before pitching their ideas at the Ekurhuleni Pitch
Booster sessions, an initiative of the City and Gauteng Enterprise
Propeller.
The Entrepreneurship Development Programme, SIYB Start Your
Business, training targets potential entrepreneurs who have viable
business ideas and skills to start a business.
The training also offers the Start and Improve Your Business
programme which guides entrepreneurs in improving, growing their
businesses and drawing up a marketing plan. The training provides
practical tips and guides such as legal business forms, monthly
purchase forms and cash flow plans to guide entrepreneurs on their
business journey.
The training, facilitated by Zweli Mahlangu a trainer at NYDA,
focused on equipping entrepreneurs with information on how to write
a good business plan that can attract funders and investors. The
training further offers guidance on starting a business.
Mahlangu said many entrepreneurs fail because they do not want to
partner with other industry players. “As an entrepreneur make sure
your business is registered and if you have employees, register them
for UIF.”
He stressed that entrepreneurs need to learn to take risks, solve
problems, know their chosen industry and be equipped with
negotiation and business management skills.
Training Workshops were held at Ekurhuleni Business Facilitation
Network in Kempton Park, KwaThema Business Hub and Thokoza
from 11 to 18 November.


 SKILLING THE ECONOMY: TRAINING & INFORMATION SHARING

Pitching Booster Information and Training Sessions enables & equips CoE
based entrepreneurs.

Pitching Booster Sessions enables growth, progress and job creation in the City.Entrepreneurs are empowered with information
sessions and training before pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges. Winners walk away with, business growth strategies,
support, mentorship and prizes. We spoke to entrepreneurs attending the information sessions to find out what their business
aspirations and dreams are.

Name of Business: Naugh Media Communications
Owner: Sthembele Njobo


Age: 30

Business Location: Palmridge
Business Summary: Naugh Media Communications was established in 2013. The Communications
company specialises in Video Business Cards, Public Relations and Advertising, helping small
businesses to formalise their brands.

Number of employees: Two full time employees and three freelancers.
Comment: When I get funding I will be able to facilitate a communication platform for township SMMEs
called Taxi TV which will broadcast from small portable screens inside taxis. The business will use this
to highlight successes and challenges that township communities face on a daily basis.

Name of Business: Nolentia (PTY) LTD


Owner: Potso Nketu

Age: 27

Business Location: Sky City, Alberton

Business Summary: The business is a construction supplier which specialises in general
building and maintenance work such as plumbing, water proofing, renovations and internal
finishes and paving.
Number of employees: Five

Comment: I need funding to buy more construction tools and equipment such as water
proofing torch-on guns, a generator, 18 kg gas cylinders, welding inventor, tile cutters and
drillers. The equipment will help to increase my production levels.

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and carpentry. Number of employees: Seven

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Name of Business: Mel Innovations International Owner: Emely Nakana

Age: 27

Business Location: Vosloorus
Business Summary: The beauty spa business, which is currently at idea stage, will venture into
supplying beauty products to spas and also provide life coaching to young people.
Number of employees: Two people will be employed

Comment: My overall experience as an upcoming entrepreneur has been a difficult journey
because I resigned from my job to start the business. It is not only a passion but it will be a source
of income for me. I want to be a success so I can prove to women trying to start businesses that
women that it's possible, especially black women. Everything happening now is a learning curve
for me, I am waiting to see how it all unfolds.












 COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FUNDING IN FOCUS

Ekurhuleni launches Community Enterprise Development Fund

The City of Ekurhuleni launched the R120m Ekurhuleni Community
Enterprise Development Fund (ECEDF) at Kwa-Thema Business Park on
6 December. The fund is an initiative geared towards support to
community enterprises, entrepreneurs, informal traders, business
chambers and formal business.
Speaking at the launch, Executive Mayor Cllr Mzwandile Masina thanked
the City and partners for ensuring that a fund like this is created for
entrepreneurs and SMMEs."Thank you to Head of Economic
Development Department Caiphus Chauke who has made sure this
strategic partnership with NYDA and NEF works. This fund will change
lives of small business in the City of Ekurhuleni."
"We hope many entrepreneurs will participate in our Aerotropolis plan, we
should not just be consumers. We will also support Agriculture
entrepreneurs, who benefited from the City's rapid land release
programme, with training so that they succeed and create more
employment opportunities."
In his Welcome Address at the launch, MMC for Finance and Economic
Development Cllr Nkosiphindile Xhakaza said the City of Ekurhuleni is a
lucrative area for investment. "The City is an important economic hub
within the Gauteng region. The industrial and manufacturing hub of the
Ekurhuleni boosts the City's economy," he said.
MMC Xhakaza explained that the Fund is anchored in the 10 - Point
Economic Plan.


"We are doing information sessions around the City on the Fund to make
residents aware that the City supports local business and black
businesses through strategic procurement."
Xhakaza added that the National unemployment rate sitting at 29% affects
Ekurhuleni as people are plagued by high unemployment.

"Through partnerships with SEFA and Seda and the NYDA, we have
Incubation programs to support SMMEs and pitching boosters. We are
working hard to make sure the policy is conducive for business and do
away with unfair business practises. Big business can afford litigation but
small business can not afford to take anyone to court over unpaid
contracts," he concluded.
The Ekurhuleni Community Enterprise Development Fund #ECEDF
partners signed a pledge at the launch, to ensure the success of Phanda,
Ximilani and Fetola










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