MRKTTF 2020 achievements

MRKTTF 2020 achievements

Makeup workshop
Pixley Ka Seme Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp
Business resuscitation COVID19 relief fund roadshow
Hired a new Enterprise Development Manager
A new Digital Media Service Provider
Whatsapp Group and Teambuilding

The year 2020 was difficult.
We were faced with a pandemic we never prepared for businesses closed their door and people lost their jobs.

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund achievement in 2020 are:

We supported over 100 female entrepreneurs from aspiring, start-up, small and medium businesses.

Makeup Workshop

MRKTTF took upcoming makeup artists from Dikgatlong, Phokwane, and Magareng Local Municipality for a makeup workshop. After paying for the training they bought them makeup boxes of the value of R1 500, Makeup brushes R420 and a gift voucher.

This initiative was to help take their hobby or passion and turn it into a business.

MRKTTF Wprkshop1

To read more about the Makeup Workshop click here!

Upcoming Makeup Artists

Pixley Ka Seme Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp

The purpose of the 2020 Bootcamp was to assist women and their businesses. 

Steadying Enterprise Beyond LockDown Interruptions Business Resuscitation.

To keep their businesses open and find new ways of doing so.

The were masterclasses for:

Class 1: Compliance and registration UIF/SDL/TERS done by Department of labour Mr. Ivan Young/ Cordelia Mokgesi 

Class 2: Financial Management Restructuring by National Youth Development Agency Ms. Tshiamo Motlhaba 

Class 3: SMME relief funding by Department of Small Business Development Mr. Tebogo Rapopo 

Class 4: Digital transformation to benefit small businesses (Importance of adding your business online) by Alien Tech Ms. Precious Matlhaba 

Class 5: Department of Public Works and infrastructure opportunities for SMMEs

The purpose of the masterclasses was non-financial support to assist women entrepreneurs during this covid19 pandemic.

Financial support was also given to the entrepreneurs as the was an equipment handover ceremony.

To read more about Pixley Ka Seme Women Entrepreneur Boot click here!

Business resuscitation COVID19 relief fund roadshow

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Business Resuscitation Roadshow was to give our beneficiaries support to grow their businesses. When times got hard, they preserved, got out of their comfort zone to turn things around.

The business resuscitation roadshow is to help support and grow women-owned small businesses in the Northern Cape.

Female entrepreneurs are the hardest working in the world, not only do they run businesses but households.

We went to all the districts in the Northern Cape. To give women entrepreneurs a hand up and not a handout, after the businesses got a knockdown from COVID19. 

Equipment’s handed out

  • Gazebo Package branded with the business names and contact details to help market the business. The package included (1 Branded gazebo, 2 camp chairs, 1 teardrop, 1 folding table,1 table cloth)
  • Laptop package included laptop bag, laptop, wireless mouse, wireless printer, and a router)
  • IT support
  • Trailer
  • Jojo Tanks
  • Overlocker machine
  • Sewing machine
  • Gas Stove
  • Material
  • Rent payment
  • Flat top grill
  • Business branding and Marketing

To read more about the Business resuscitation COVID19 relief fund roadshow click here!

Hired a new Enterprise Development Manager

Mr. Bongani Tekana is also known as Bongz Tk, is the Enterprise Development Manager (EDM).

He is direct support for all the District Co-ordinators. He ensures the realization of the Trust’s strategic business training, mentoring objectives, and optimize quality service delivery. Through the utilization of available resources to reach the Trust’s mandate (Supporting and Promoting Women Enterprise). 

Mr. Bongani Tekana

For compliments or complaints when you don’t get help from the District coordinators, this is the guy to contact CELL: 081 216 1022

When you want to start a business, grow, need advice, or assistance. District Coordinators are the first people to contact.

Talk to our district coordinator in your district.

District Coordinator for Frances Baard District –> Mr. Pako Diphapo, CELL: 081 314 2172 

District Coordinator for Pixley Ka Seme District -> Mrs. Liliwe Phongolo, CELL: 061 437 9847

District Coordinator for John Taolo Gaetsewe ->Ms. Dineo Mecwi, CELL: 061 438 7951 

District Coordinator of Namakwa District -> Mr. Brandon Sasta Raymond, CELL: 061 440 9204

District Coordinator of ZF Mqcawu District -> Mr. Donovan Mlaza, CELL: 061 443 0793

 Digital Media Service Provider

Ms. Precious Matlhaba is the digital media service provider for Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund.

Digital media refers to any kind of information broadcast to people through a screen.

Examples of digital media include software, digital images, digital video, video games, web pages and websites, social media, digital data and databases, digital audio such as MP3, electronic documents, and electronic books.

Ms. Precious Matlhaba

Precious offer the following services to MRKTTF is:
Website Design
Hosting
Facebook Management
Creating Content
Keeps online presence updated

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund support and promote female entrepreneurs. Precious is a female entrepreneur, her business name is Alien Tech – Making personal memories unforgettable.

 For any issues with the Website, Facebook please send me an email at media@mmerekathusatrustfund.co.za

 

Teambuilding

To make sure we assist our clients to the best of our ability. We went for a Team building.

2021 we want to be a cohesive team. Work together to meet the needs of our clients, by accomplishing their purpose and goals.

Team building activities are to motivate people to work together. To develop their strengths, and to address any weaknesses.

The term building that took place last year assisted in understanding the issues of the organization and how to fix them.

Team building is a very important culture for our organization it helps the team to get to know each other, and to understand the common goal.

MRKTTF Team building

MRKTTF Whatsapp group

MRKTTF Whatsapp group is to establish collective conversations with female entrepreneurs. In the group, you will find relevant information and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

The group does not only share MRKTTF information but entrepreneurship information. 

How do I join MRKTTF Whatsapp?

Send us a message on Facebook -> Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund-Mrkttf | Facebook and say Add Me On The Whatsapp Group leave your name and number.

Visit our website regularly. Like and follow our Facebook page to stay up to date with everything that is happening at Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund – Supporting and Promoting Women Entrepreneurship

 

 

We want to see you succeed!

Upcoming Makeup Artists Supported

Upcoming Makeup Artists Supported

On the 21st of October 2020, Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund (MRKTTF) called upcoming makeup artists to help them start or grow their makeup business.

Makeup workshop 1 took place on the 4th of November 2020 at Tamsin’s Beauty Lounge, Kimberley.

MRKTTF Wprkshop1

There was an overwhelming amount of people who were interested in the workshop. We only had limited space.
We decided to start with Dikgatlong, Phokwane, and Magareng Local Municipality. Sol Plaatje municipality will follow.
The will be other workshops depending on the availability of the service provider.

The winner of the first makeup workshop is Joy Nomhle Raadt.

JMRKTTF Workshop 1 Winner oy

Joy won a spray and 2 shimmer dust from Tamsin’s Beauty Lounge.
Joy is a 26-year-old self-taught make artist. Originally from Eastern Cape (Middleburg)moved to Kimberley in 2010 and completed high school in 2013 at Northern Cape High School.
In 2017, she started a wig/hair business and later in the year fell in love with makeup.

Watching YouTube tutorials daily, she made it her mission to learn everything she needs to do makeup artistry, and she never looked back ever since.
Joy currently is based in Delportshoop, Dikgatlong Local Municipality.
Today, Joy gives clients makeovers for weddings, matric dance, baby shower, etc.

Here is some of Joy’s work.

Joy's Work
Joy's Work on Clients

Joy said," God willing, in the next few years, I see myself as a well-known makeup artist with a booming business known not only in a small town but other cities as well."

MRKTTF supporting upcoming makeup artist with:

  •  Makeup masterclass R400
  • Brushes R420
  • Makeup Box R1 500
  • Gift Voucher R300

MRKTTF assists aspirant entrepreneurs who want to own businesses but, they do not know how and where to start. We take passion, hobby, or skill and turn it into a business.

Sometimes you do not go to school to learn how to run a small business but, you have a business. That is where MRKTTF comes in to assist you, to take you to step by step in your business journey.

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund helps small businesses to grow their businesses so that they can grow and join the economy of the province and the country.

“Whether you are doing makeup out of a hobby or passion they are things you can do and things you can’t do. They are consequences that can ruin your reputation as a makeup artist.

Photos of the MRKTTF Workshop 1

Advise by the Provincial Manager Mrs. Gladys Motshele:

  • Always advise the clients to go for facial testing at Dischem, Clicks, Foschini, Truworths, Edgars. etc. The skin testing of what is going to react on you your skin and what is not.
  • At your own time, at your own cost, at your own pace. Learn how to test people’s skin, and test the makeup foundation you must use on different skin colors.
  • Let clients bring the makeup they use or make them sign an indemnity form that protects you if their skin reacts to the makeup you used on them.
  •   Collaboration is very important, make partnerships with other makeup artists. Some can be excellent in eyeshades, contouring, overlining, etc. 
  • Every day try to check one or two things about your industry.
  • Research the does and don’t about the makeup and beauty industry.
  • The moment you open the business bank account, take out public reliability insurance. When you are running a business, you are running it for the public. Protect yourself and your business

If you don’t know the cost of your makeup and how many people your makeup can accommodate.

It means you like what you are doing but on the administrative business side. You don’t know what you are doing!

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund- Supporting and Promoting Women Entrepreneurship contact us to assist you with non-financial and financial support.

MRKTTF follow the passion of an individual woman and support it because we want to see you grow.

Photos of the Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Makeup Handover

Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Pixley Ka Seme Women Entrepreneur Boot camp 2020

Women Entrepreneur Boot camp 2020​

Every year Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund holds a Woman Entrepreneur Bootcamp, and this year we are at Pixley Ka Seme District.

The Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp has different masterclasses.

Each Bootcamp has a theme, and this year’s theme is Business Resuscitation- Steadying Enterprise Beyond LockDown Interruptions.o.

We know and understand the impact COVID19 brought to the business. Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund, we are here to help female entrepreneurs in the Northern Cape.

November is entrepreneurship month, Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund take this opportunity every year to uplift women by doing a Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp.

In 2019, the Women Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp was held in ZF Mgcawu District.
In 2020, the Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp will be at Pixley Ka Seme District.

The Bootcamp will help to promote access to information on funding, franchising, enterprise, and supplier development.

Pixley Ka Seme District Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp VENUE​

RSVP: with Mercia/Wendy@ 053 831 4583 OR

 Liliwe Nqwane @ 061 437 9847

TIME:09h00 – 14h00

DATE: 18 November 2020 

VENUE: Colesburg Civic Centre

DATE: 19 November 2020 

VENUE: De Aar Multi-Purpose Centre

 

For more details about the event, go to

Call -> 053 831 4583

Facebook->  Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund-Mrkttf

Website ->  www.mmerekathusatrustfund.co.za 

 

Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Grow your business by growing yourself.
Sometimes a business does not need money, but as an entrepreneur, you need the skill to grow your business.

Ask yourself this month what motivates you as an Entrepreneur to do what you do?

Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp
Business resuscitation covid19 relief fund roadshow

Business resuscitation covid19 relief fund roadshow

Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund embarked on a provincial intervention the Business resuscitation roadshow in response to COVID19.

The roadshow currently took place in 4 districts. 

  • 19th  October 2020 Namakwa District at Libra Haal, Bergsig Springbok @ 09h00.
  • 20th October 2020 ZF MQCAWU District at DAWID Kruiper Municpal Grounds @ 9h00
  • 22th  October 2020 John Taolo Gaetsewe District at Gasegonyane                                                         Municipal Ground @11h00
  • 28th October 2020 Frances Baard District at 19 Chapel Street
    Kimberley,  Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund back grounds.

 

All the programs started with the small prayer and the program director Mr. Bongani Tekana the new Enterprise Development Manager introduced the stakeholders.

 

Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Provincial Manager Mrs Gladys Motshele explained the purpose of the Business resuscitation show.

Business Resuscitation Roadshow MRKTTF Upington

Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund’s mandate is to create an environment where Women in small business informal and formal businesses thrive.

 

When the country was on a hard lock down businesses suffered but informal and start-up small formal businesses were the worst hit. Women had no income therefore were exposed; women abuse in South Africa increased.

Going back to the office we knew we had to help women to get back on their feet to provide for their families.

Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund created a COVID19 relief fund to informal and formal businesses which received 200 applications from women in business. The COVID19 relief fund is divided into 2 phases the first phase is the equipment and the second phase is stock.

 

For the 2nd phase there will be a one on one meeting with the district coordinator and enterprise development manager to discuss where one usually buy their

 stock from.

As it didn’t make sense to buy stock and travel all the districts with them in this hot weather. Therefore, that is why the stock purchased need to be able to sustain the business to get your business up and running.

Business resuscitation roadshow intervention includes skills, compliance support, equipment stock, rental infrastructure, etc.

We support female entrepreneurs to thrive through their enterprise development instruments.

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Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund giving a hand up and no longer a handout.

The business resuscitation roadshow is to salute the female entrepreneur’s courage, hard work, and dedication.

Women entrepreneurs, when times got hard, you did not give up, you preserved, you got out of your comfort zone to turn things around.

Business intervention that Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund did:

  • Namakwa District => 22
  • ZF MQCAWU District => 18
  • John Taolo Gaetsewe District => 36
  • Frances Baard District => 28

Equipment’s handed out:

  • Gazebo Package branded with the business names and contact details to help market the business. The package included (1 Branded gazebo, 2 camp chairs, 1 teardrop, 1 folding table,1 table cloth)
  • Laptop package included laptop bag, laptop, wireless mouse, wireless printer, and a router)
  • IT support
  • Trailer
  • Jojo Tanks
  • Over locker machine
  • Sewing machine
  • Gas Stove
  • Material
  • Rent payment
  • Flat top grill
  • Business branding and Marketing

Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund no longer giving handouts but giving a hand up to grow your business.

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Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund –Supporting and Promoting Women Entrepreneurship

#BusinessResuscitationRoadshowMRKTTF

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Business Resuscitation Roadshow

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Business Resuscitation Roadshow

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund business resuscitation roadshow is to help support and grow women-owned small businesses in the Northern Cape.

Female entrepreneurs are the hardest working in the world, not only do they run businesses but households.

Women Entrepreneurs

Women are entrepreneurs, mothers, wives, sisters, friends, advisors, colleagues, pillows of strength, a shoulder to cry on, strong, they here hard-working is appreciated and respected by Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund.

Women Entrepreneurs

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Business Resuscitation Roadshow is to give our beneficiaries support to grow as they didn’t close their businesses. When times got hard, they preserved, got out of their comfort zone to turn things around.

They innovated, got creative, went online, tried something new, and for that, we salute our female-owned entrepreneurs and their small businesses.

The roadshow will be at all 5 Districts as follows:

MRKTTF Roadshow

19 October 2020 Namakwa District (Springbok)

20 and 21 October 2020 ZF Mgcawu District (Upington)

22 October 2020 John Taolo Gaetsewe District ( Kuruman)

Frances  Baard District (Kimberley) date will be confirmed

Pixley Ka Seme District (De Aar) date will be confirmed

If you are not yet our client, come and join us to learn more about Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund – Supporting and Promoting Women Entrepreneurship.

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The countdown has started!

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Business Resuscitation Roadshow
Success Stories

Mme Re Ka Thusa Success Stories

Today we celebrate our beneficiaries telling their success story on the entrepreneurial journey.

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund is an organization that supports women in business. In the month of August, we celebrate women.

For the past 3 years, we had Awards to celebrate our beautiful women in the Northern Cape their hard work, and dedicated to their business.

This year with the COVID19 Pandemic we are remembering some of Mme Re Ka Thusa Success Stories.

We are a small organization but we make a huge impact for the women in the Northern Cape sometimes you just need someone to hold your hand and walk with you step by step.

Supporting female entrepreneurship with financial and non-financial support to help them start and others to help them grow their business.

The success story for Uutkoms Take Away & catering

Anna the owner of Uutkoms Take-Aways & Catering

The business is based in Nababeep it started in 2015.

Anna the owner of Uutkoms Take-Aways & Catering believed that she could make her business work, and oh boy did she make it work.

With the help from the Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust fund, the loan she got helped her kick start her business again after the tragic incident sustained in 2014.

Visit Uutkoms T/A & Catering for the fresh food, the warm ambiance of the business, and her lovely personality, traits of making her customers feel at home, and tourists to feel welcomed.

Anna has her sights set on transportation in the Nababeep and the rest of the province, she already has the necessary vehicles for that venture, a 22 seater, and a 16 seater taxis.

The pictures below are just an indication of what Ms. AA Brandt can do but does not mean it’s her limitations.

UUTKOMS T/A & CATERING
UUTKOMS T/A & CATERING
UUTKOMS T/A & CATERING

Challenges

During the year 2014, the business went up in flames literally due to an electrical fault. She was gutted, all her equipment and stock damaged and destroyed. With no insurance, Anna had her back against the wall, she was caught between a rock and a hard place. 

But being strong and determined as she was, that devastation did not set her back for long, as she picked and dusted herself off from all the loss she suffered. 

Due to the financial constraints, she had to start afresh and that’s exactly what she did, she gradually started to trade again, putting her entrepreneurial skills to test. The building was repaired and her catering equipment was leased.

 

Getting payments from departments took sometimes a long time and that resulted in not having the funds to buy stock and she had transportation problems, which led to not being able to deliver or collect her inventory.

Results

Having a 2-year contract with the Department of Public Works, and another contract renewable every 6 months from SAPS to feed/cater to the inmates.

Anna bought a bakkie and a car as well.

 

 UUTKOMS T/A & CATERING will always have your back when you need to fill up on some delicious food prepared by someone who loves her work and values her clientele.

 

Whether its catering or just day to day operations. Anna is proof you can do anything you put your mind to.

Since that tragedy, 5 years ago. Ms. AA Brandt never looked back or let any obstacle in her way stop her from achieving success from doing what she loves. 

To this day the business is up and running still. 

As they say, it doesn’t feel like work if you love what you do and do what you love!!!!

The success story for MOGAMT SPICE CITY

MOGAMT SPICE CITY is a 100% Black-owned business which has been in existence for more than 15 years.

Raafiqha is the owner of MOGAMT SPICE CITY

The challenges

Raafiqha is the owner of MOGAMT SPICE CITY had challenges like any other business. She had to persevere and overcome those challenges Facing them head-on and stayed positive that she would prevail in the end, and prevail she did.

She did not let anyone or anything stop her, keep her from making her dream a reality. She kept moving forward because she believed in herself and the support from Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund.

MOGAMT SPICE CITY
MOGAMT SPICE CITY

The success story for Gamii Goas Guesthouse B&B

Miranda is the owner of Gamii Goas Guesthouse B&B.
Like a lot of entrepreneurs previously disadvantaged and purpose-driven businesswoman, Miranda started the business with a group of partners who later on all resigned leaving Miranda to fend for herself in the business.
But that did not deter the end for her, nor did it discourage or demotivate her. She re-registered the company under the new name Gamii Goas Guesthouse B&B.

By overcoming and beating the odds, facing her obstacle head-on to make her guesthouse a success, with the passion, dedication, hard work, tenacity and not giving up on her dreams, it proved it can limit to something.

She, later on, added new shuttle services to her existing list of services she offers, as she saw an opportunity to give tours to the local and tourist the best of Namakwa as the scenic routes and other attraction surrounding her Guesthouse are breathtaking!!!!

Miranda had to go through a lot of hardships and testing times to make it work, but Miranda is the type of businesswoman who believes that if u have a dream, don’t let it only be a dream but make it a reality, as dreams are there to be achieved.

 

With the right people in my corner having my back in helping making my  dream come true and make it a success,. Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund believed in my vision and helped me with all possible ways to make it a reality.

Miranda’s achieve in her business journey

Finalist in the annual awards for women-owned businesses and companies hosted by Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund, the theme was *Rock Solid*

Gamii goas guesthouse was awarded third place for businesses in the hospitality industries.

Miranda was also invited to be the guest of honor at a business lunch in Kimberley/ Port Norlloth.

When you take a tour in our beautiful province visit the Gamii goas guesthouse for comfortable and luxurious living.

The success story for Y2K Driving School

Sharmain is the owner of Y2K driving school strongly believes that the youth and unemployed people who obtain their licenses will have a higher chance of getting employed.

Y2k does not only help the youth mostly but they are also disability friendly, they encourage disabled people to come and apply for their licenses.

Y2K Driving School achievement:

Kamieskroon Kinderhuis – Golden Award
Shortlisted as a finalist for Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Awards for the theme Women Moving Mountains Awards

Y2K Driving School
Client success rate per year:

2018 – 537 clients
2017 – 449 clients
2016 – 390 clients
2015 – 300 clients

With a pass rate of 90% from 2015-2018 if you do not have your license visit the Y2K driving school because Shamain wants to be the leading driving school in the Namaqualand.

Y2K Driving School
Y2K Driving School
Y2K Driving School

The success story for Richtersveld Book Shop

Deidre is the owner of Richtersveld Boekwinkel & Kooperasie was founded ten years ago from Port Nolloth.
The business is specializing in printings, like heat press on t-shirts, plates, cups, etc. Designing and printing marketing material like business cards, flyers, and signage. Designing and printing of newspapers, annual reports, binding of books and documents.

For Deidre, this was a business dream that went straight into her heart and mind and made her passionate about her business. It is true what they say,

If you are passionate about your business nothing and nobody can stop you

She also saw the opportunity for this type of business as there was a need in her town for the kind of services she provides.


Deidre like any other business and company, she went through a lot but with perseverance, persistence, determination, and not to ever give up on her dream.

She worked hard through those difficult times. She believed in herself and the business she started.


Deidre was asked what success meant to her because a lot of people mistake the difference between success and making a profit. She answered Success meant to achieve a goal one has set for themselves.


Deidre had to go through a lot of hardships and testing times to make it work, but Deidre is the type of businesswoman who believes that if u have a dream, don’t let it only be a dream but make it a reality, as dreams are there to be achieved.

She proved it 10 years plus has the business been operating.
From stationary, internet facilities, copy and faxing to a whole lot more other services.

Richtersveld Boekwinkel & Kooperasie

Five years ago Deidre got a grant from Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund that enabled me to employ two young people in my business.
Richtersveld Boekwinkel & Kooperasie is on the move in the direction of franchises in other towns.

Advice from Deidre to start-up entrepreneurs out there and about Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund?

Starting a new business will be the most difficult, thing you’ve ever done. That comes with the territory, but if you succeed it will also be the most rewarding. Be innovative, be determined, be focused, be patient, take your time. Believe in what you trying to do, expect to fail but how you pick yourselves up will determine how your journey will go.

Deidre message to MRKTTF -> Keep up the good work, we thank you for the effort you put in us and that you always believe in us.

Richtersveld Boekwinkel & Kooperasie
Richtersveld Boekwinkel & Kooperasie

The success stories mentioned above are just some of our beneficiaries.

We at Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund strongly believe in women in business who have the drive, the initiative, innovation, and passion to start a business from scratch and make it a success.

2019 ZF Mgcawu District Women Entrepreneurship Summit

2019 ZF Mgcawu District Women Entrepreneurship Summit

Mme Reka Thusa Trust Fund enough speeches let us hear from businesses what they need.

 

Joining us are by Nedbank, Standard Bank, NYDA, NDA, SEFA. Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund, in partnership with the ZF Mgcawu District Municipalitiesits and our strategic partners SEDA.

The 2019 ZF Mgcawu Women Entrepreneurship Summit this year will be different. We are listing to entrepreneurs what their challenges are and how we can help them with our partners.

When we support business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to address the critical challenges they face. For us to do better, we have to understand what entrepreneurs need and not assume.

At Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund - Supporting and Promoting Women Entrepreneurship!

2019 ZF Mgcawu District Women Entrepreneurship Summit

2013 ZF Mgcawu District Women Entrepreneurship Summit

ZF Mgcawu District Women Entrepreneurship Summit

The Mme Reka Thusa Trust Fund in partnership with the ZF Mgcawu District Municipalities, GCIS, its strategic partners SEDA and NOCCI.

The Northern Cape Province hosted a Women Entrepreneurial Economic Empowerment Summit for women business owners and entrepreneur aspirants, to address the critical challenges they face.

Avail information on opportunities and interventions initiated by the government and other key stakeholders and a need to move the women’s business agenda, to the next level in the district.

Premier of the Northern Cape at Women Summit

The Premier of the Northern Cape, Me Sylvia Lucas, delivered the Keynote Address at the opening of the Economic Summit.

She encouraged women to take their rightful place in society. The Premier encouraged women to actively participate in our economy and seize the opportunities that our democracy offers.

In conclusion, she said that “South Africa will never be free until women of South Africa are free”.

Northern Cape SMME'S

250 SMME’s from all over the district attend the three days from 17-19 September 2013.
Economic Summit and allow them with the opportunity to engage stakeholders such as SARS, SEDA, IDC, SEFA, DTI, Standard Bank, and the Mme Reka Thusa Trust Fund.

Reinette, a woman in business from Upington said,

It is up to us, to use the information and opportunities available, to grow and expand our business”.

Women In Business In Upington

Women in business were now informed about the opportunities Government created for them, and will be able to grow their business.

To eventually make a meaningful contribution to our growing economy. Similar Women Entrepreneurship Summits will be held throughout the Northern Cape and will culminate in a Provincial Summit.

Being a female entrepreneur Steps to start your business

Being A Female Entrepreneur Steps To Start Your Business

The road many are afraid to take, but who can blame them? Becoming an entrepreneur is not an easy road to take.

 Whether you are a new business owner, or you have been in business for some years, there are skills or new things you need as a female entrepreneur. 

Motivate yourself

The journey you are about to take to become a female entrepreneur is not easy.

 If you are already in business, you know and understand what I mean.

Life is going to throw curve-bricks at you left and right.

When you feel like everything is going against you, it is tempting to quit or look for an easy option.

How do you stop yourself from quitting? Motivation, something inside you will not allow you to give up on your dream.

When things are not going your way or as planned. You have to stay positive through these difficult times. 

Being a female entrepreneur, you do not wait for someone to pick you up. They pick themselves up, and they don’t let circumstances hold them down.

Personal Evaluation 

Entrepreneurs invest in themselves. 

When you start your journey as a female entrepreneur seat down and write your skills, strengths, weakness, and knowledge.

When you know what you can and cannot do, you can bridge the gap. 

  • Why do you want to start a business? 
  • What do you like? 
  • Do you want to provide a product or service?
  • Will it be a full-time or part-time venture?
  • How much capital do you have to risk?
  • What are your skills?
  • What is your knowledge about what you want to start?
  • Strengths and weaknesses?

Market research

Start Your Business With Research

Start Your Business With Research

Who better to ask than the people you are targeting? 

 

When you are starting a business, it means you have the target market you are going to sell to, so doing market research helps you to check and verify that your idea is going to be profitable will they buy it.

 

Market research is to check your idea by gathering information from your potential customers. 

Now you are getting a chance to understand who your target market is and get to know their pain points.

The businesses that are already in your area your competitors what are they doing their strength and their weakness.

The more you understand your competitors, the better competitive advantage you will have for your business. 

 

The more you understand about your product or service, the better.  

 

Most of the time, you think of a business, and you think it is the best business idea ever. Sometimes you do not even want to share your business idea. 

 

No problem, but if no one is going to buy your product or service because they don’t see the need, what is the point? 

You cannot sell to yourself, that is why market research is so important?

 

Industry

 

The product or service you will offer is going to be in what industry?

Every industry is different for food, clothing, ICT, etc. the more you learn about your industry the better.

 

Who are your competitors? What are they doing right?

 

Do you need a license to operate? How much money and effort will it cost? Understanding your industry helps when you are going to do your business plan.

 

A female entrepreneur always does research and more research. You need to know what is happening in your industry.

 

What are the opportunities in your industry?

 

Register the business

 

Every individual is different, some female entrepreneurs will want to register immediately.

The others will want to start first to test their business idea before registering, which is an excellent idea to check if your business idea will work.

  

Write down five names for your business.

Do you want to register your business as a PTY/LTD, Co-operative, etc.?

To register your business, visit the CIPC website, and register your business. 

 

Get your business papers 

 

Start your business the right way by getting your papers in order. 

Businesses differ some will require a large amount of money, some do not. 

 

When you need money to start, you are going to need the relevant paperwork to apply for funding. 

 

Remember starting a business is your dream, so if you need financial assistance, you need to reassure and show the people investing in you, how your business will work. 

 

That is why you need a business plan. You can get someone to do your business plan, but if you understand your business well, you do not have to. 

 

The mistakes entrepreneurs make is getting someone to do them a business plan, and they do not understand half the things in their business plan. 

When you do not know what is in your business plan, it will make it harder to present it to if need be.

 

If you don’t know or understand your business, who do you expect to understand it? Is your dream, right?

 

Before applying for funding

 

  •  Make sure you have your business certificate the Cipro 14.3
  •  Open a business bank account
  •  Register your business with SARS
  •  Register with CSD
  •  BBEEE

 

Get the skills you need. Maybe you are not good at financial management, communication, networking, planning or marketing, etc. 

 Equip yourself. Time has changed so much, and technology is a big part of life that can’t be ignored, especially now with the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Being a female entrepreneur, you must be willing to learn new things. Like the way, marketing has changed so much that you must now add your business online.

 

They are a lot of organization that offers financial and non-financial support like Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund it supports female entrepreneurship development.

  

 

Business skills support visit Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund, SEDA or NYDA

SEDA => http://www.seda.co.za/

NYDA => http://www.nyda.gov.za/

To add your business online visits Offline 2 Online Marketing at => http://offline2onlinemarketing.co.za/

Register your business with CIPC => http://www.cipc.co.za/za/

Register with SARS =>

 

 

 

2019 Awards

Application Now Open 2019 Reaching The Peak Awards

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund will be hosting a women enterprise awards in partnership with Investong events.

The initiative is endorsed by the Northern Cape Office of the Premier since the launch of the first awards in 2016.

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Women Enterprise Development Conference and Awards is an annual event happening in August, to celebrate women’s month. Since the launch of the Northern Cape Women Enterprise Premier Awards competition in 2015, more than 300 entries have been received.

PRIZE MONEY
CATEGORY WINNERS:
1ST – R 25 000
2ND – R 15 000
3RD – R 10 000
OVERALL WINNER AND BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD: R 70 000

The enterprise awards aim to highlight and celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs and their contributions towards the development of the local economy, through job creation and equal opportunities within the province.

The competition is there to uplift and encourage women from different areas in the province to continue with entrepreneurship.

We recognize the tireless journey, hard work, outstanding achievements and vision of Small Business and Entrepreneurial success of Northern Cape women

This year’s awards will take place on the 28-29th of August 2019 under the theme “reaching the peak”. The nominations for the awards are currently open with 6 different categories that cover start-ups to more experienced businesses.
The awards will take off with a skills training masterclass on the 28th as women from the respective districts will be descending into Kimberley. The official award ceremony will take place on the 29th of April and will start with a breakfast show where Mme Reka thusa will share success stories with the audience present.

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund addresses the challenges of women-owned enterprises. By offering the provision of credit for Women Enterprise Development and providing business development services to women enterprises.