Tourism Business Incubator

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Welcome to the SATSA Tourism Business Incubator, where innovation and success converge. 

 

 

In May 2022, following the SATSA Annual Conference, we launched a pioneering initiative to empower emerging tourism entrepreneurs. Our Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) service enables SATSA members to support up-and-coming businesses, facilitating their contribution towards the enterprise development (ED) and supplier development (SD) components of the B-BBEE scorecard.

 

Join us as a key player in the tourism industry's future, helping to cultivate the next wave of leaders. Our program, designed with agility and efficiency in mind, connects members and partners within a supportive network, ensuring high-impact assistance for all involved.

 

The inaugural year of the programme witnessed remarkable achievements, securing R5,5 million in enterprise and supplier development funding. This significant financial contribution led to an astounding increase in the monthly turnover of the top three incubatees by over R750,000, coupled with the creation of more than 20 new jobs.

 

Developed in collaboration with Sigma International, the Business Incubation program is tailored to drive transformation within the tourism sector, guided by our commitment to Access, Inclusivity, and Diversity. Participants in this program will find a wealth of resources, networking opportunities, and expert guidance, setting the stage for their success in the vibrant tourism marketplace.

 

Click here to hear why City Lodge Hotels COO, Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo and Divisional Director: Operations, Tony Balabanoff, believe this is the best decision they have made

 

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Member Partners

 

We are proud to list our current partners as follows:

Beneficiaries

 

Currently, over 30 beneficiaries are funded by our member partners.

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. 

 

View business profiles and contact them directly by clicking on the links below. 

 

Accommodation

 

 

 

Camping Khapela

Rethabile Guest House

Gauteng

Gauteng

Accommodation - Camping & Outdoor Experience 

Accommodation - Bed & Breakfast

Contact Karabo Sepharatla 

Contact Jacob Motlamme

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Cleaning Services

 

 

 

Industrial Washers - IndiWash

Organic Matters

Gauteng

Gauteng

Cleaning Services - Industrial Laundry Services

Cleaning Services - Grease Trap Services

Contact Pamela Mphuthi

Contact Siya Sigcau

 

 

Tendani Maintenance

Wasiza Trade and Invest

Gauteng

Gauteng

Cleaning Services - Waste Refusal 

Cleaning Services - Cleaning and Sanitising

Contact Koketso Sekete

Contact Wanda Sowazi

 

 

Construction

 

 

 

Adnasah Trading

 

KwaZulu-Natal

 

Construction

 

Contact Zama Mpanza

 

 

 

Design

 

 

 

Ashok Narsai Interiors

Isu Elihle Projects

Gauteng

KwaZulu-Natal

Design Interior - Interior Design 

Design Interior - Carpeting & Upholstery

Contact Ashok Narsai

Contact Michael Majola

 

 

Morake AA Décor

Top Class Landscaping Projects

Gauteng

Gauteng

Design Interior- Upholstery & Cushions

Design Exterior - Landscaping & Gardening 

Contact Anna Ramokoka

Contact Solomon Phungwayo

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Food & Beverage

 

 

 

Asmara Coffee

Forest Fairies Sweet Company

Gauteng

KwaZulu-Natal

Food & Beverage - Coffee 

Food & Beverage - Sweets & Chocolates 

Contact Buhle Magwentshu

Contact Thejes Khan

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Meropa Casino Banqueting

Olive Ridge Holdings

Limpopo 

Gauteng

Food & Beverage - Events Banqueting 

Food & Beverage - Fresh Produce (fruit, vegetables, milk & eggs)

Contact Thidiela Zwotea

Contact Terrence Maluke

 

 

Roska Artisan Ice-Cream

 

Gauteng

 

Food & Beverage - Artisan Ice-Cream, Frozen Food & Beverages

 

Contact Roshni Morar

 

 

 

Health Tourism

 

 

 

Relax Spas

 

Western Cape

 

Health Tourism - Hospitality, Wellness, Travel & Tourism

 

Contact Noli Mini

 

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Manufacturing

 

 

 

Bloom Afrika Skills Academy

King's Manufacturers Holdings

Western Cape

Gauteng

Manufacturing - Linen Products (circular economy)

Manufacturing - Signage Manufacturers

Contact Danolene Johanssen

Contact Selby Nkosi

 

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Kumbula Mouldings

 

Gauteng

 

Manufacturing - Hand Crafted & Painted Curios

 

Contact Alex Banda

 

 

 

Security Services 

 

 

 

JC Security SA

LRM Protection Services

Gauteng

KwaZulu-Natal

Security Services

Security Services

Contact Edith Mahabo

Contact Derrick Moseiea

 

 

Tour Operator & Transport

 

 

 

Gabriel On The Go

Point Squared Shuttles

Gauteng

Gauteng

Tour Operator - Transport and Tours

Transport

Contact Gabriel Chauke

Contact Ashley Liddle

 

 

Sussurros De Africa

Theos Tours and Culture

KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal

Tour Operator 

Tour Operator - Cultural tours and tour guide

Contact Andile Kleinbooi

Contact Xolani Gina

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Ubizo Tourism and Events

Vomba Tours and Safaris

Western Cape

Mpumalanga

Tour Operator and Destination Management Company 

Tour Operator

Contact Sabu Siyaka

Contact Dzunisani Hlongwane

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Zaf Travel and Tourism

Zintokazi Afrika

KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal

Tour Operator with wheels

Tour Operator 

Contact Vishal Govind

Contact Zaithoon Maziya

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Support Offered

 

Business incubation support, facilitated by Sigma International, is based on in-depth needs assessments and includes, amongst others:

 

  • Assistance with financial record-keeping and management accounts
  • Business linkages and market access support
  • Assistance with funding plans and facilitation of business funding
  • Business and marketing mentorship
  • Zoom Couch sessions and Fireside Chats with Guest Speakers (for example Robbie Brozin, Co-Founder of Nandos)

 

Sigma International utilises 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.

 

Getting Involved

 

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 - akash@sigmaintl.co.za

Hannelie du Toit, SATSA – hannelie@satsa.co.za