University of Johannesburg (UJ)

The overall objective of the programme was to provide support to businesses in the Northern reaches of Mpumalanga. This support consisted of providing access for beneficiaries to the 3 main pillars of Datacomb’s interventions: Access to Markets: Helping the business identify and gain recognition in potentially lucrative markets. Access to Technical Training/Skills Development: Datacomb provided, or facilitates access to, technical training that was crucial to beneficiary growth and sustainability. Workplace experience for beneficiaries had also been identified as a major goal for the duration of the programme. Access to Mentorship: Datacomb did provide business guidance and advisory to all beneficiaries for the duration of the programme

UJ required the following:
  • Promotion of more competitive small businesses
  • Providing business skills and development training
  • Providing mentoring and coaching to the selected SMME’s so as to identify opportunities in the market
  • Introducing the selected SMME’s to market access strategies tailored for the businesses
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