Enterprise Development

Welcome to the Transnet Enterprise Development Hub

“Transnet has risen to the challenge of driving industrialisation in our economy through the way it is pricing its services to relevant customers, through the internal development of industrial capabilities and through the way that it procures from suppliers.” - Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr. Malusi Gigaba MP, Budget Vote 11, 14 May 2013.

Creating an enabling environment for small businesses to flourish is an important function of government. Transnet, as a State Owned Company, recognises this and has consequently initiated the establishment of an Enterprise Development Hub where small businesses will have easy access to products and services offered by both Provincial and National Economic Development Institutions under the same roof.

The Transnet Enterprise Development Hub is a pilot project in collaboration with the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), South African Revenue Services (SARS), Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP), as well as the BEE Verification Agency (BEEVER) with the intention to reflect a coordinated Government effort around Enterprise Development.

This pilot phase of the Transnet Enterprise Development Hub will be based at the Transnet Head office at Carlton Centre (Level 200) in Johannesburg. Depending on its success, Transnet intends on establishing similar Hubs across the country starting mainly with Government’s priority provinces.

However in order to ensure accessibility to all qualifying SMMEs across South Africa, Transnet has launched this portal as a platform to obtain easy access to all the exciting services offered at the Transnet Enterprise Development Hub.

The objectives of Transnet Enterprise Development Hub are as follows:

  • To ensure that we create an enabling environment for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) to access economic development interventions that are provided by different Economic Development Institutions.
  • To encourage and nurture a culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa
  • To transform Transnet’s supply chain thereby ensuring active economic participation of SMMEs.
  • To develop and support new entrepreneurs through structured training programmes

The typical services that SMMEs can expect at the Transnet Enterprise Development Hub through our strategic partners include:

  • Business development and support Services
  • Financial support
  • Procurement Advisory services
  • TAX, PAYE, VAT and other related services
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) verification services or related information and Training

Other Transnet related programmes

It is Transnet’s objective to create Enterprise Development initiatives that will create and expand opportunities for small businesses. These initiatives will target black owned enterprises with a turnover of less than R35 million to cover a broad range of designated groups with a key focus on:

  • Start-up and Micro Enterprises in identified rural areas
  • Black Woman Owned Enterprises
  • Black Youth Owned Enterprises
  • People Living with Disabilities Owned Enterprises
For more information on these Enterprise Development programmes please visit the “Documents” tab on your right.
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Transnet Enterprise Development Hub office

postal Physical Address
Carlton Centre
Level 200 (opposite Post Office)
150 Commissioner Street
Postal Address
P.O. Box 72501
South Africa
telephone Tel: +27 11 308 1423
Fax: +27 11 308 3967
Email: edhub@transnet.net

Our Partners


SEDA will provide the following specialised services:

  • Business Assessment and Diagnostic Tools
  • Business Management
  • Systems/Technologies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Issues

SEDA will also facilitate the provision of the followingDti’s services i.e.

  • The Black Business SD Programme
  • The Co-operative Incentive Scheme
  • The SEDA Technology Programme
  • The Capital Projects Feasibility Programme
  • The Critical Infrastructure Programme
  • The Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme

GEP will provide the following specialised services:

  • Developing, supporting and providing funding to SMME's and Co-operatives in Gauteng;
  • Providing pre and post investment business support services in line with its legislated mandate;
  • Helping enterprises improve business efficiency by providing them with information, advice and guidance on business issues.
  • Giving access to support skills and capabilities normally only available to big business

SARS will provide the following services:

  • Advise, support and provide guidance on policies, documents and initiatives relating to SME’S.
  • Receive suggestions, enquiries and comments regarding various related issues in respect of taxes and services available to SME’s.


NYDA will provide the following services:

  • Career Guidance 
  • Jobs Database & Matching Service
  • Co-operatives Support
  • Youth Volunteering
  • Business Opportunity Support Services
  • Mentoring
  • Grant Programme
  • Second Chance Programme
  • Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund
  • Youth Build Programme
  • National Youth Service Programme
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme
  • Volunteer Business Mentorship Programme
  • Business Consultancy Service Programme

BEEVER will participate and make a valuable contribution to the ED Hub by providing the following services:

  • Broad- Based Black Economic Empowerment Verification for Exempted Micro Enterprises
  • Broad- Based Black Economic Empowerment Verification for Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs)
  • Assistance with applications for the Black Business Supplier Development grants
  • Information and advice of Black Economic Empowerment
  • Training and Seminars on topical issues around Black Economic

Transnet SOC Ltd Head Office
icon address Physical Address
Carlton Centre
150 Commissioner Street

icon address Postal Address
P.O. Box 72501
South Africa
  Email: enquiries@transnet.net icon address Tel: +27 11 308 3000
Fax: +27 11 308 2638
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