The aim of investing in Enterprise and Supplier Development is to promote economic transformation in order to enable meaningful participation
of black businesses in the mainstream economy. Dedisa Peaking Power embarked on an initiative to develop entrepreneurs within the energy sector,
through a business incubation programme, facilitated by The Hope Factory, now SAICA ED.
The initiative gave an opportunity to four
consultants within the energy space to be mentored and assisted with business compliance for their companies; this programme started in August 2017
and will continue until August 2018. The project has and continues to be one of the great success, every entrepreneur and potential entrepreneur
continues to thrive and are all growing in their development and exploring this opportunity to its fullest.
Turn - key is an initiative that is aimed at growing small, medium and micro enterprises that Dedisa Peaking Power
procures service and products from on an ad-hoc basis. There are currently two beneficiaries on the turn-key supplier development initiative.
Profecia IT, which is a 100% black youth owned company based in Port Elizabeth. The company has been providing Dedisa Peaking Power with IT related services and
marketing materials since 2016.
The managing director and founder of the company has also been provided with 12 months mentorship programme to help
improve his business acumen and increase the company’s client base, the programme started in August 2017 and will continue until August 2018.
To date, Kwasi, managing director and founder of Profecia IT has been introduced to various interventions and programmes and continues to grow and develop,
moving his company forward from strength to strength.
The second beneficiary of this project is Elitsha Holdings which specializes in the design, fabrication, construction and commissioning of plant and equipment
the Food and beverage and Pharmaceutical Industries.
The owner of Elitsha Holding, Pat, is also on the 12 months business mentorship programme facilitated by The Hope Factory.
Pat has indicated that he is starting to gain traction in his business.
This is as a result of repositioning his company following the knowledge he acquired from the mentorship programme.
To date this project has been an excellent partnership between Dedisa and The Hope Factory in terms of bringing about and enhancing the development of SMME’s and the transformation of the South African economy for the long term in a sustainable manner.