Foundation gears for third cohort

After hosting a successful intensive entrepreneurship courses Silulo Foundation is now gearing for the third instalment.

Silulo Technologies chief executive officer Anold Mandizvidza said the programme was highly received by participants last year.

“The feedback we received is amazing.Each participant left the course better off and prepared to enhance their business,” he said.

The course is developed for township economies, this ground-breaking initiative, in collaboration with the Universities of Western Cape and Notre Dame (UPBI), offers a holistic approach to business growth.

“It is a blended learning, networking, and peer mentoring. Our program combines practical learning, networking opportunities, and peer mentoring to provide a comprehensive and tailored entrepreneurial education,” he added.

Silulo is one of the several businesses based around the Western Cape which have received assistance from the Enterprise Development Fund, a programme of the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism.

Luyanda Shweni, one of the participants, said the programme has guided him and gave him a roadmap for business development.

“At some stage I felt like throwing in the towel but the course revived my spirits and now I am more focused,” said Shweni.

Township entrepreneurs who were of the Silulo Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme celebrate after completing a course.