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