South Africa

Amazing Year for GrowthWheel South Africa

2018 is quickly coming to an end, but what a year! For GrowthWheel South Africa 2018 has been a very special year that we couldn’t have anticipated.

GrowthWheel Certification Course

GrowthWheel Certification Course

We have run 8 Certification Courses hosted by Alexander Forbes and with the Brian Simelane as instructor and welcomed more than 60 new GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisors.

It’s been 6 years since the first business advisors from the South African entrepreneurship development support eco-system were certified.

Today, more than 250 business development service organizations, accelerators, and incubators use GrowthWheel to create jobs and help small businesses grow.

This year, we have also participated in several key conferences, roundtables, international study trips, pitch competitions, award ceremonies and hundreds of meetings.

Our masterClass at the AfriLabs Annual Gathering was an epic milestone, and it was a huge privilege to be part of the African community.

Signing of the MOU with IBASA

Signing of the MOU with IBASA

We could have not anticipated that after the South African Business Conference 2018 we finally would sign a landmark agreement with The Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa (IBASA)  that aims to enable over 2000 business advisors to enhance their impact with the GrowthWheel Framework and cloud platform.

Or that we would collaboratively join Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and the YES initiative  that was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018 to help SMMEs throughout South Africa to create sustainable jobs.

Also, we would not have anticipated that in 2019 the Seda Incubation eco-system might turn out to be completely paperless due to our co-creation partnership with SEDA and Incubation Partners.

We are looking forward to what the new year will bring, continue to strengthen and grow our collective impact, partnerships with our stakeholders, empower the business advisors and incubators to support the ecosystem in South Africa.

Back in South Africa for 3rd time this year!

On August 30-31 we visited Pretoria, South Africa once again for the third time this year. At the certification course we were happy to welcome business advisors from the following organizations:

Bakone Business Solutions
- BICSA - Bakery & Food Technology Incubator
- C-Growth Business Development
- DUT Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
- EBN Africa
- eGoliBIO Life Sciences Incubator
- FSH Business Hub (PTY) LTD
- Gert Sibande TVET College
- Global Jewellery Academy
- Learningsims
- Mapfura Makhura Incubator
- Olentle Selepe Affluence
- Riversands Incubation Hub
- Seda Limpopo Jewellery Incubator
- SEDA North West
- SEDA Northern Cape Rapid Incubator
- Seda Platinum Incubator
- SirSam Consulting Pty Ltd
- The Three Tier Company
- Timbali Technology Incubator
- Tsalo ya Dinaledi
- Zevoli Consulting