Boost for budding entrepreneur

Michael Reifarth, an executive and chartered accountant at ENSafrica, hands over equipment to Ndibulele Wababa from Khayelitsha, winner of the ENSafrica Pro Bono Offices 2015 Business Management Training Series.

Ndibulele Wababa, from Khayelitsha, is ready to start his printing business after winning the Eastridge-based ENSafrica Pro Bono Office’s 2015 Business Management Training Series.

The series is aimed at established or budding entrepreneurs in Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha, and potential participants of the series had to submit a business plan of no more than 500 words.

A selection of 19 entrepreneurs involved in start-ups, as well as established businesses, were selected to participate in the training series, which consisted of eight, two-hour sessions, run over a period of six months, facilitated by ENSafrica tax practitioners.

Wendy Diener, pro bono assistant at ENSafrica, said: “After careful consideration of the various business plans submitted by the budding entrepreneurs, Ndibulele’s was chosen, based on his well-thought-out business model, scalability, and potential for future growth.

“The ENSafrica Pro Bono Trust, as part of the Business Management Training Series, funded the acquisition of the equipment necessary for Ndibulele to start his T-shirt printing business. ENSafrica wishes Ndibulele every success in his future endeavours.”

The equipment was handed over to Mr Wababa on Friday November 4.

Mr Wababa said he feels blessed and grateful for the support and equipment that he has received.

His business entails printing, with a core focus on T-shirts.

“I didn’t expect to receive the equipment, and I am very happy about it.

“I am working from home and I am in the process of getting an office.

“My main aim is to create employment in my area as the unemployment rate is high in our township.

“Personally, I would like to expand my business and not limit myself,” he said.