SATSA Tourism Business Incubator

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 KhapelaRethabile Guest House 
Accommodation - Camping & Outdoor Experience Accommodation - Bed & Breakfast
Karabo Sepharatla Jacob Motlamme


Industrial Washers - IndiWashOrganic Matters 
Cleaning Services - Industrial Laundry ServicesCleaning Services - Grease Trap Services
Pamela MphuthiSiya Sigcau 
Tendani MaintenanceWasiza Trade and Invest 
Cleaning Services - Waste Refusal Cleaning Services - Cleaning and Sanitising
Koketso SeketeWanda Sowazi


Adnasah Trading 
Zama Mpanza 


Ashok Narsai InteriorsIsu Elihle Projects
Design Interior - Interior Design Design Interior - Carpeting & Upholstery
Ashok Narsai Michael Majola
Morake AA DécorTop Class Landscaping Projects
Design Interior- Upholstery & CushionsDesign Exterior - Landscaping & Gardening 
Anna Ramokoka Solomon Phungwayo 


Asmara CoffeeForest Fairies Sweet Company 
Food & Beverage - Coffee Food & Beverage - Sweets & Chocolates 
Buhle MagwentshuThejes Khan 
Meropa Casino BanquetingOlive Ridge Holdings 
Limpopo Gauteng
Food & Beverage - Events Banqueting Food & Beverage - Fresh Produce (fruit, vegetables, milk & eggs)
Thidiela ZwoteaTerrence Maluke
Roska Artisan Ice-Cream  
Food & Beverage - Artisan Ice-Cream, Frozen Food & Beverages 
Roshni Morar  


Relax Spas 
Western Cape 
Health Tourism - Hospitality, Wellness, Travel & Tourism 
Noli Mini 


Bloom Afrika Skills AcademyKing's Manufacturers Holdings
Western CapeGauteng
Manufacturing - Linen Products (circular economy)Manufacturing - Signage Manufacturers
Danolene JohanssenSelby Nkosi 
Kumbula Mouldings  
Manufacturing - Hand Crafted & Painted Curios 
Alex Banda  


JC Security SALRM Protection Services
Security ServicesSecurity Services
Edith MahaboDerrick Moseiea


Gabriel On The Go Point Squared Shuttles
Tour Operator - Transport and ToursTransport
Gabriel ChaukeAshley 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
Western CapeMpumalanga
Tour Operator and Destination Management Company Tour Operator
Sabu SiyakaDzunisani Hlongwane 
Zaf Travel and TourismZintokazi Afrika
Tour Operator with wheelsTour Operator 
Vishal GovindZaithoon 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 -

Hannelie du Toit, SATSA –


Join us today and make a lasting impact on the future of tourism entrepreneurship!