Sumeya General Trading Business Card

First Business Launch

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund is doing its first business launch.

We are too excited! The countdown has started!

The business that we are launching is in Colesberg, Pixley Ka Seme District

Sumeya General Trading (Pty) Ltd is a roof sheet manufacturing business, i.e.; corrugated iron and IBR. Sumeya is one of the only 2 businesses found in the Northern Cape that manufacture roof sheets. The other roof manufacturing business is in the Namakwa District. This opportunity presents wonderful returns as the market is wide open for another player.

Franchises for building materials and other private retailers are currently procuring these goods from outside the province. This spikes up the pricing and, to some extent, causes delays when supply is lacking, especially during times when there are some unforeseen circumstances like a hard lockdown and the recent unrest experienced.

Sumeya General Trading Business Card

Sumeya General Trading secured funding from the NC economic development department and managed to buy the production machine. SEDA managed to acquire an QMS for the enterprise and have continually been giving non-financial support to the business such as developing a business plan. Together with SEDA, Pixley Ka Seme District came on-board by helping to refine the business plan particularly looking at the financial plan of the concept and gave it a bankable sense and also continues to give necessary support where needed.

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund has supported a lot of businesses financially and non-financially. The question that will come is, why is Sumeya General Trading the first business we are launching?
Sumeya is one of the businesses that didn’t just wait for handouts. What is encouraging is that the business also invested over half a million rand to cover the shortfall and secure a rental space.

To us, this shows the character of one who truly believes in the success of their business and is not afraid to take calculated risk.

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund is a developmental institution that offers non-financial and financial services. We come to your business, assess it, and help your business to be sustainable. When there is a need for financial support and your business is fund-ready, financial assistance is then made available. In some instances, such as this one, the funding required is beyond our threshold. This is where we engage all relevant stakeholders and partners, combine resources in order to succeed at developing the business. This is handled as a project which we then lead from start to finish. 

This project presents opportunity to become a skills development training centre and employment opportunities for the people of PKS. The business is labour intensive therefore, there will be a need for few locals to be absorbed either permanently or temporarily especially where big orders come flooding in.

Directors are skilled in the manufacturing environment as well as the finance industry, respectively. This gives an assurance that the key components of the business are in good hands as experience is most relevant to the project at hand.

MRKTTF 1st Business Launch

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund aspires to serve our people and better their lives through enterprise development.

Supporting and promoting women’s entrepreneurship in the Northern Cape is what Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund is all about.

Thank you for your support

Northern Cape
Pixley Ka Seme District
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.

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We want to see you succeed!