Closing the social development circle - Tshikululu Serious Enterprise Development workshop 2010

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Presented during Tshikululu's first Serious Enterprise Development workshop, which took place on 6 October 2010. Tracey Henry (CEO, Tshikululu Social Investments) discusses best development practise.

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Closing the social development circle - Tshikululu Serious Enterprise Development workshop 2010

  1. 1. Closing the Social Development Circle Presentation by Tracey Henry CEO: Tshikululu Social Investments
  2. 2. THIS IS THE ‘WHY’ high levels of unemployment poverty inequality skills shortage (most of our country looks nothing like this)
  3. 3. unemployment in South Africa stands at OUR CONTEXT IN 25.2% 32.4% discouraged workers included NUMBERS 65% without work longer than one year 15 mil 33% or South Africans reliant on social grants
  4. 4. OUR CONTEXT IN NUMBERS potential economically active South Africans 66% aged 15-64 years
  5. 5. small million OUR CONTEXT IN NUMBERS 6 businesses in South Africa reliant on a single owner 33% 1 in 6 of these are registered only 1% employ 10+ people 79% trade industries 47% service providers 21% active banking
  6. 6. OUR CONTEXT IN NUMBERS 1:5 women men our population is 52% female 41% active working women only 14.7% in executive leadership positions
  7. 7. GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES RDP programme (1994) GEAR programme (1996) asgiSA jipsa industrial policy action plan 2 policy framework for labour- intense growth BEE codes sector charters
  8. 8. CORPORATE RESPONSE R5 billion was invested by corporates during the past year into development initiatives of which 7% or R350 million is related to enterprise development. (2009 Trialogue CSI Handbook) The target for corporates is to invest 3% of NPAT in enterprise development (Code 600).
  9. 9. WHETHER YOU HAVE R100K OR R1 MILLION OR R100 MILLION TO INVEST IN ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WHERE DO YOU START? • successful enterprise development is an integral part of the development continuum • first response is basic skills training • what does the community want, what does it need? • track employability of graduates, offer ongoing support
  10. 10. WHETHER YOU HAVE R100K OR R1 MILLION OR R100 MILLION TO INVEST IN ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT enterprise development WHERE DO YOU START? • successful enterprise self-help groups development is an integral part of the development continuum basic skills training
  11. 11. WHERE DO YOU START? (continued) • self-help groups for modest income • does the group address a social need or could it incubate budding entrepreneurs? • micro-enterprises, small- and medium-sized ventures micro loans etc. are forms of enterprise development
  12. 12. BACKING HUMAN ENDEAVOURS AND DREAMS • who are the people behind the project? • manage risks upfront • monitoring, evaluation, sharing lessons • Will you select a generic- or industry-specific approach? • will you fund Big Bets or Pipeline Projects? • break down false barriers between enterprise development and social development
  13. 13. www.tshikululu.org.za

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