Masisizane salutes Gauteng SMMEs for decade of nation building


In living up to its name of partnering for a brighter tomorrow, Masisizane paid tribute to the Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) that it supports in the Gauteng region. All have contributed meaningfully to job creation, economic growth, attracting investments, eradicating poverty and reducing inequality.

At the Fund’s provincial awards event held today (Thursday, 27 October 2016), Masisizane celebrated some of the outstanding achievements of the SMMEs that it ‘partners for a brighter tomorrow’ in Gauteng.

Zizipho Nyanga, CEO of the Masisizane Fund, said: “As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Masisizane Fund in 2017, we would like to capture the road the Fund has travelled and demonstrate the legacy it is creating as it continues to grow. We are also looking forward to a meaningful celebration in July 2017, following a decade of job creation, boosting economic growth and achieving other significant goals.”

The Masisizane Fund was established in July 2007 in consultation with the National Treasury of South Africa.

The awards event celebrated SMMEs for excelling in the following categories:

Best Female Owned Business Award – CTU Manufacturing Co-operativeBest Youth Owned Business Award – The Coffee Stop, Rivonia (Photographed above)

Best Employer Award – CTU Manufacturing Co-operative

Entrepreneur of the Year Award – GTL Food Manufacturing and Distribution (Pty) Ltd

Business of the Year Award – CTU Manufacturing Co-operative

Nyanga added: “The awards event was abuzz with partners sharing how they see the Fund’s growth and relating their experiences working with the Fund. We are excited to say Masisizane is indeed living up to its name and partnering for a brighter tomorrow!”

Four more provincial events will be rolled out over the next couple of months to host  clients of the fund, local government, stakeholders and Old Mutual’s provincial management.