Socio-economic Development

We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to create positive change and help develop financially sustainable SMMEs by working with black led businesses. To date we have created 3,100 jobs, funded 11 different companies and invested over R50 million in businesses since 2002.

Through a new enterprise and supplier programme we will provide enterprise development support to SMEs needing business management, funding and market access. We will also put our weight behind initiatives that support entrepreneurs and become an active advocate for socio-economic transformation.

OUR APPROACH
  • Enterprise development is the catalyst to broad socio-economic transformation and leads to the development of commercially sustainable SMEs
  • Enterprise development allows to focus on selected sectors and develop new supply chain or improve integration of existing ones
  • Supplier development, on the other hand, is anchored around obtaining commercial opportunities for small business from a particular company and address the biggest challenge that SMEs and traditional ED programmes face
  • Moreover, supplier development can create impact in the short term and is also likely to attract more partners and funding for the programme
Agri Fund
  • Appropriate funding has proven to be one of the major challenges faced by farmers. It is the goal of SED to establish a holistic solution for developing black farmers through collaboration with aligned partners. An agri fund, Tyala Impact Fund was established to provide solutions to farmers on critical elements: funding; market and technical support.
Enterprise Development and Incubation
  • Our incubation programme is to promote entrepreneurship and value chain opportunities for SMMEs in the property sector value chain.
Informal/ Alternative Markets
  • The programme aims to create supplier v customers linkages between developing farmers and informal or alternative markets.
Agriculture Academy
  • SED Agri Academy seeks to develop and prepare a new generation of black farmers/ agripreneurs.Once the agripreneurs graduate from the academy, they will be financed to grow them into commercial farmers. The academy will also focus on identifying other opportunities in the Agri field that are not limited to farming but other career and business opportunities in the agriculture sector.
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