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.
Accommodation - Camping & Outdoor Experience
Accommodation - Bed & Breakfast
Contact Karabo Sepharatla
Contact Jacob Motlamme
Cleaning Services - Industrial Laundry Services
Cleaning Services - Grease Trap Services
Contact Pamela Mphuthi
Contact Siya Sigcau
Cleaning Services - Waste Refusal
Cleaning Services - Cleaning and Sanitising
Contact Koketso Sekete
Contact Wanda Sowazi
Contact Zama Mpanza
Design Interior - Interior Design
Design Interior - Carpeting & Upholstery
Contact Ashok Narsai
Contact Michael Majola
Top Class Landscaping Projects
Design Interior- Upholstery & Cushions
Design Exterior - Landscaping & Gardening
Contact Anna Ramokoka
Contact Solomon Phungwayo
Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage - Coffee
Food & Beverage - Sweets & Chocolates
Contact Buhle Magwentshu
Contact Thejes Khan
Meropa Casino Banqueting
Food & Beverage - Events Banqueting
Food & Beverage - Fresh Produce (fruit, vegetables, milk & eggs)
Contact Thidiela Zwotea
Contact Terrence Maluke
Food & Beverage - Artisan Ice-Cream, Frozen Food & Beverages
Contact Roshni Morar
Health Tourism - Hospitality, Wellness, Travel & Tourism
Contact Noli Mini
Bloom Afrika Skills Academy
Manufacturing - Linen Products (circular economy)
Manufacturing - Signage Manufacturers
Contact Danolene Johanssen
Contact Selby Nkosi
Manufacturing - Hand Crafted & Painted Curios
Contact Alex Banda
Contact Edith Mahabo
Contact Derrick Moseiea
Tour Operator & Transport
Tour Operator - Transport and Tours
Contact Gabriel Chauke
Contact Ashley Liddle
Tour Operator - Cultural tours and tour guide
Contact Andile Kleinbooi
Contact Xolani Gina
Tour Operator and Destination Management Company
Contact Sabu Siyaka
Contact Dzunisani Hlongwane
Tour Operator with wheels
Contact Vishal Govind
Contact 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 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.
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