Micro Franchise Development Program - 2018 Intake

SA Franchise Warehouse presented its 3rd of 5 boot camps as part of the Micro Franchise Development Programme at the Sandton offices of Hogan Lovells (South Africa) Inc. on 7 and 8 June 2018.

Front to back is Kelebogile Serake from Ekares Twilight, Thando Dlabantu from The Department of Small Business Development, Refentse Monkoe from Mo’Atchaar, Jayshree Padayatchy from SA Franchise Warehouse, Neo Molekeng from Jedidiah Corp, Mayleen Kyster from Africa Steel Holdings, Hetty Boachie from P&H Boutique, Tumi Phake from Zenzele Fitness Group, Papa Boachie from  P&H Boutique, Rhulani Baloyi from Baloyi Washers & Waxers and Unben Pillay from Activecare Clinics.

“Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” SA Franchise Warehouse’s 2018 intake of candidates of the Micro Franchise Development Programme are just as enthusiastic as Richard Branson when it comes to running their own businesses and this is why:

Activecare Clinics is owned by 4 shareholders and Dr Unben Pillay, based at the Midrand Branch represents the brand.  With 5 branches open nationwide, Activecare Clinics are serving South Africans by making medical help easily accessible for all when it comes to medical treatment, dental treatment, wellness and allied health which includes Biokinetics, Physiotherapy and lab services.

Africa Steel Holdings is a 100% black-woman owned business operating in South Africa by Mayleen Kyster.  Revolutionising the Steel Industry, Mayleen would like to open franchises (in a box) all over South Africa by supplying steel to the mines, townships and individuals. Mayleen would also like to roll out her brand in Africa.

Rhulani Baloyi started Baloyi Car Wash 15 years ago and provides a carwash service for corporate organisations.  Being eco-friendly focused, limited water is used; the aim is to be 100% waterless in the future.  Convenience is key as the Baloyi Car Wash comes to the customer and not the other way around.

Kelebogile Serake and Fathima Mofokeng, resigned from their 9-to-5 job and decided it was time to pursue their dream by opening Ekares Twilight; a clothing manufacturing company which specialises in School Uniform, Corporate Uniform, Traditional Weddings and Individualized Clothing.

Neo Molelekeng is the driving force behind Jedidiah Corp, a toilet paper, hand towel and decca rolls manufacturing company based in Centurion. Jedidiah Corp supplies high volumes to corporate companies in most provinces like North West and Gauteng.  Their mission is to add value to clients by tailoring products according to their unique requirements.

Little Harvard Kids Academy offers child care services and an advanced educational based curriculum designed for kids from the ages of 3 months to 6 years; operating 24/7 from Monday to Sunday, 365 days a year.  Lucia Manthata put her Chemistry career aside to ensure children receive the care and education they deserve from a young age.

Mo’ Atchaar produces homemade condiments such as mango & vegetable atchaar, pickled carrots and a variety of sauces to restaurants, households and supermarkets. Refentse Monkoe discovered the gap in the market when she brought her own atchaar along for lunch and several colleagues tasted, enjoyed and ordered it.

Married couple Papa and Hetty Boachie started P&H Boutique, at their home, in 2010 and today, 5 stores are fully operational and selling modern traditional clothing and accessories for women and men all over the country.  All products are locally designed and produced for their niche market. Click here for an article featured in True Love.

Zenzele Fitness is a gym management business that operates gym facilities at corporate companies, universities and government institutions throughout South Africa. Tumi Phake, a former private banker, started the business in 2014 and currently ensures all 10 branches operates smoothly.

SA Franchise Warehouse looks forward to working with these dynamic entrepreneurs and empowering the emerging markets in South Africa!

Presenting in the above photo is SA Franchise Warehouse CEO, Kobus Oosthuizen