Key programmes and services available to SMMEs to develop and grow their business

The following is a list of key programmes and services that NTSIKA offers to SMMEs.

Local Business Service Centre's

Description:

The   Local Business Service Centre (LBSC) programme is a key programme for the   promotion of small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMME's) across South Africa.   The programme provides a nation wide infrastructure on which programme   partnerships between government, local communities, and the private sector   can be formed to realise the goals and objectives of the national strategy   for the development and promotion of small business in South Africa 

Contact   Name:

Moipone   Molotsi 

Telephone:

012   483-2056 

 

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Counselling, Advice & Technical Support

Description:

To   offer support services to SMME Service Providers in relation to the delivery   of their programmes.  

Contact   Name:

J.   Francis 

Telephone:

012   483-2019 

 

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Access to Technology Programmes

Description:

To   provide access to technology and appropriate skills transfers and support   services to SMME's  

Contact   Name:

John   Francis 

Telephone:

012-483   2019 

 

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Development of a Network of Service Providers

Description:

To   develop an effective and efficient local and provincial SMME Service Provider   network in partnership with other stakeholders.  

Contact   Name:

Mbongeni   Mtsahli 

Telephone:

012   483-2052 

 

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Institutional Funding

Description:

To   provide funding for programme delivery to accredited Service Providers.    

Contact   Name:

Gregory   Blose 

Telephone:

012   483-2121 

 

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Institutional Support Division

Description:

To   facilitate the establishment and development of SMME Service Providers in   order to enhance their capacity to deliver business development services.
 
  Programmes

      
  • Service Provider Capacity Building
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  • Accreditation of Service Providers
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  • Institutional Support and Development

Contact   Name:

John   Francis 

Telephone:

012   483-2019 

 

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Management and Entrepreneur Skills Training

Description:

To   enhance the skills of trainers, counsellors and information officers to offer   an efficient SMME service and to upgrade the managerial skills of SMME   Service Provider organisations.  

Contact   Name:

Khaya   Njingolo 

Telephone:

012   483-2050 

 

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Materials Development

Description:

To   develop specific training materials and tools to enhance the performance of   SMME Service Providers. 

Contact   Name:

Khaya   Njingolo 

Telephone:

012   483-2050 

 

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Mentorship Programme

Description:

To   utilise skilled businesspersons to offer personalised counselling and   advisory services to qualifying SMME's. 

Contact   Name:

John   Francis 

Telephone:

012   483-2019 

 

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Programme Design Services

Description:

To   assist government departments and service providers to design or redesign   SMME programmes and strategies.  

Contact   Name:

Hakim   Malagas 

Telephone:

012   483-2022 

 

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Programme Design, Research and Information

Description:

To   ensure that policy makers and programme implementers have access to relevant   information on the structure and development of the SMME sector. To assist   SMME practitioners and government institutions to design SMME strategies and   programme business/action plans.
 
  Programmes

      
  • Programme Design Services
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  • Research
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  • Information Provision

Contact   Name:

H.   Malagas 

Telephone:

012   483-2022 

 

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Service Provider Organisational Development

Description:

To   enhance the operating and managing capability of the SMME Service Providers   through the development of the managerial skills of senior management and   Board Members. 

Contact   Name:

H.   Malagas 

Telephone:

012   483-2022 

 

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Technology

Description:

Facilitates   and co-ordinates access to technology and appropriate skills transfer which   will ensure a vibrant and growing SMME sector.
 
  Programmes

      
  • Technology support
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  • Information and Communication Technologies
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  • Quality Infrastructure Development
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  • "Technopreneur" support programme

Contact   Name:

John   Francis 

Telephone:

012-483   2019 

 

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Targeted Assistance

Description:

Facilitates   the creation of an enabling environment to promote the growth and development   of enterprises owned and managed by disabled persons, youth & women.   Also, to promote the development of rural entrepreneurs.
 
  Programmes

      
  • Youth Sector - School Leavers Opportunity Training        (SLOT)
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  • Project Grime Busters
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  • Disabled Sector - Innovative Business for        Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (EWD)
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  • Business Development For Entrepreneurs with        Disabilities (EWD)
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  • Business Transformation for Entrepreneurs with        Disabilities (EWD)
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  • Woman Sector - Small Scale Industry Promotion for        Women Groups
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  • Support programme for Tourism Enterprises
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  • Product Improvement Projects
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  • Rural Sector Development
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  • Culture Building

Contact   Name:

Leema   Mofokeng 

Telephone:

012   483-2018 

 

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Tender Advice Centre (TAC) Programme

Description:

The Tender Advice Centre programme   focuses on small businesses with 5 to 50 employees in construction,   manufacturing and services industries.
 
  The TAC provides the following services:

      
  1. Services to Supplier Companies:
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    • Information and Advice on business         opportunities and available tenders.
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    • Legislation and regulations         affecting small businesses.
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    • Completion of tenders.
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    • Tender contract support.
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    • Sub-contracting.
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    • Market and Product         Development.
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    • Organise Specialised Training         Programmes.
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    • Project Management
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  3. Services Provided to Buying Companies:
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    • Provide information on small         business suppliers.
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    • Assist to evaluate capacity of         small business suppliers to deliver on contracts.
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    • Facilitate Buyer-supplier         workshops
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Contact   Name:

Pakiso   Molema 

Telephone:

012   483-2044 

 

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Trade and Investment Development Programme(TIDP)

Description:

The   TIDP is designed to help small businesses in South Africa to develop their   ability to compete in the international marketplace. The programme is divided   into three Tracks.
 
  Track one will help businesses   which need advice and training pertaining to competing in the international   market place.
 
  Track two assists selected   businesses with product and market development issues to enable the firm to   maximise its export opportunities.
 
  Track three is an international   partnership programme designed to facilitate partnerships and business   opportunities between South African SMME's and their European Union   counterparts. 

Contact   Name:

Molefe   Mokoene
  Elisabetta Grassia 

Telephone:

012   483-2038
  012 483-2079 

 

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Training of Trainer's Programme

Description:

This   programme seeks to enhance the skills of small business development trainers   and information officers in order to provide an effective and efficient   training service to SMME's. 

Contact   Name:

John   Francis 

Telephone:

012   483-2019 

 

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