Welcome to the SATSA Tourism Business Incubator, where innovation and success converge.
As an outcome of the SATSA 2022 Conference and implemented from May 2022 (onwards), SATSA proudly introduces an innovative service aimed at empowering emerging entrepreneurs in the tourism value chain to propel their businesses to new heights.
Through our enterprise and supplier development (ESD) services, SATSA members can support beneficiary companies and obtain the necessary collateral for their B-BBEE verification, specifically for the enterprise development (ED) and supplier development (SD) components of the B-BBEE scorecard.
By becoming a valued partner, you play a vital role in shaping the future of the tourism sector by contributing to nurturing the next generation of industry leaders. Our programme offers a value-added, high-impact business support programme, that embraces agility, navigates easily through red tape, and infuses partners and member linkages, providing a comprehensive network of support.
Based on the proven incubator model of our partner, Sigma International, our Business Incubation program has been specially tailored and "private-labelled" by SATSA through a dedicated non-profit company. This initiative is at the forefront of driving the tourism transformation agenda, in combination with our Access, Inclusivity and Diversity Committee.
Beneficiaries of this program gain access to unparalleled opportunities for support, resources, networking, and industry expertise. Our goal is to provide emerging entrepreneurs with the tools and guidance needed to thrive in the competitive tourism market.
Together, we will shape a dynamic and inclusive tourism industry, fostering growth, diversity, and success for all.
We are proud to list our current partners as follows:
Currently, over 30 beneficiaries are funded by our member partners for participation in the 2023 SATSA Tourism Business Incubator.
Incubatee businesses are new enterprises and/or current suppliers and vary across sectors, from tourism services to waste management, furniture manufacturing, sweet manufacturing, and even a business that repurposes used linen into school uniforms for underprivileged children.
By engaging the services of our beneficiaries, you can rest assured that you are partnering with a reputable and supported business.
|Camping Khapela||Rethabile Guest House|
|Accommodation - Camping & Outdoor Experience||Accommodation - Bed & Breakfast|
|Karabo Sepharatla||Jacob Motlamme|
|Industrial Washers - IndiWash||Organic Matters|
|Cleaning Services - Industrial Laundry Services||Cleaning Services - Grease Trap Services|
|Pamela Mphuthi||Siya Sigcau|
|Tendani Maintenance||Wasiza Trade and Invest|
|Cleaning Services - Waste Refusal||Cleaning Services - Cleaning and Sanitising|
|Koketso Sekete||Wanda Sowazi|
|Ashok Narsai Interiors||Isu Elihle Projects|
|Design Interior - Interior Design||Design Interior - Carpeting & Upholstery|
|Ashok Narsai||Michael Majola|
|Morake AA Décor||Top Class Landscaping Projects|
|Design Interior- Upholstery & Cushions||Design Exterior - Landscaping & Gardening|
|Anna Ramokoka||Solomon Phungwayo|
FOOD & BEVERAGE
|Asmara Coffee||Forest Fairies Sweet Company|
|Food & Beverage - Coffee||Food & Beverage - Sweets & Chocolates|
|Buhle Magwentshu||Thejes Khan|
|Meropa Casino Banqueting||Olive Ridge Holdings|
|Food & Beverage - Events Banqueting||Food & Beverage - Fresh Produce (fruit, vegetables, milk & eggs)|
|Thidiela Zwotea||Terrence Maluke|
|Roska Artisan Ice-Cream|
|Food & Beverage - Artisan Ice-Cream, Frozen Food & Beverages|
|Health Tourism - Hospitality, Wellness, Travel & Tourism|
|Bloom Afrika Skills Academy||King's Manufacturers Holdings|
|Manufacturing - Linen Products (circular economy)||Manufacturing - Signage Manufacturers|
|Danolene Johanssen||Selby Nkosi|
|Manufacturing - Hand Crafted & Painted Curios|
|JC Security SA||LRM Protection Services|
|Security Services||Security Services|
|Edith Mahabo||Derrick Moseiea|
TOUR OPERATORS & TRANSPORT
|Gabriel On The Go||Point Squared Shuttles|
|Tour Operator - Transport and Tours||Transport|
|Gabriel Chauke||Ashley Liddle|
|Sussurros De Africa||Theos Tours and Culture|
|Tour Operator||Tour Operator - Cultural tours and tour guide|
|Andile Kleinbooi||Xolani Gina|
|Ubizo Tourism and Events||Vomba Tours and Safaris|
|Tour Operator and Destination Management Company||Tour Operator|
|Sabu Siyaka||Dzunisani Hlongwane|
|Zaf Travel and Tourism||Zintokazi Afrika|
|Tour Operator with wheels||Tour Operator|
|Vishal Govind||Zaithoon Maziya|
Business incubation support, facilitated by Sigma International, is based on in-depth needs assessments and includes, amongst others, the following:
- Support with financial, business and marketing mentorship
- Development of marketing collateral
- Assistance with financial record-keeping and management accounts
- Business linkages and market access support
- Assistance with funding plans and facilitation of business funding
- Zoom Couch sessions and Fireside Chats with Guest Speakers (for example Robbie Brozin, Co-Founder of Nandos)
Sigma International utilizes a partnership model of support, with key business support partners including SAICA ED, PUM Netherlands Senior Experts Programme (technical business support such as Solar Energy Coaching), and others.
Should you wish to partner on what we hope will become the largest network of Tourism Business Incubators, starting with the National Department of Tourism and having been adopted by FEDHASA and ASATA, please contact us as follows:
Akash Sign, Sigma International - email@example.com
Hannelie du Toit, SATSA – firstname.lastname@example.org