Kagiso Trust

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

Our programmes

Kagiso Trust

Kagiso Enterprise Rural Private Equity Fund (KERPEF)

Through KERPEF we invest in SMMEs based in rural communities that have the potential to create jobs, transfer skills and create wealth for community members.

We do this by enabling businesses to gain access to the value chain, providing them with integrated platforms, and facilitating economic and market opportunities.

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