21 Property SMEs Graduate from the Property Point Incubation Programme, Have Created 1,122 Jobs

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New Offering Allows South Africans to Invest in Student Accommodation and Hospitality Asset Businesses and Reduce TaxTwenty-one small businesses have graduated from the rigorous two-year incubation programme offered by Property Point as part of the enterprise and supplier development initiatives of South African real estate companies Growthpoint Properties and Attacq.

Together these successful graduating small and growing businesses have created 1,122 jobs, gained 135 new clients and accessed contracts valued at over R271 million.

The entire property industry stands to benefit from the services of these professional, experienced and innovative businesses, which all offer skills and services for the real estate sector. They are:

1. TT Holdings owned by Thapelo Tlhapane

2. Arebone Building and Cleaning Enterprise owned by Dwaine Moth

3. Kusile Hygiene and Industrial Services owned by Olga and Sifiso Ncube

4. Kgoano Infrastructure Solutions owned by Kate Morekhure

5. Orizoe Services owned by Orianda Ntsompo

6. Lazar Robotics and Welding owned by Ranzel Louw

7. Mapitsi Holdings owned by Rahab Matebane

8. Imbewenhle Airconditioning and Refrigeration owned by Trueman Myeza

9. Koena Engineering and IT Solutions owned by Kagiso Mokoena

10. Inzaghi Trading and Projects owned by Clive Mailula

11. Mila Cleaning Services owned by Charlotte Khoza and Annemarie Mostert

12. Sosha Facilities owned by Rupesh Nath

13. Smith and Madisha owned by Alice Madisha

14. Ndabendala Trading Enterprise owned by Thulani Mlotshwa

15. DVY Properties and Maintenance owned by Vernon Govender

16. Nonku Ntshona Associates and Quantity Surveyors owned by Nonkululeko Ntshona

17. Thatego Holdings owned by Thabo and Dorcas Malefetse

18. Makasela Air owned by Tiyani Khoza

19. Twin Cities owned by Chris Ndongeni

20. Ndzilo Fire Protection owned by Themba Ndlovu and Henchard Njoni

21. TMT Cleaning owned by Mpho and Godfrey Sono

Property Point - 21 SMEs graduate celebration of entrepreneurial success

Front Mpho Sono – Owner of TMT Cleaning, Best performing business Attacq ED Charlotte Khoza – Owner of Mila Cleaning Services, Best Performing Business Growthpoint SD Olga Ngube – Owner of Kusile Hygiene and Industrial Services, Best Performing Business Growthpoint ED Back Hellen El Haimer – Independent non-executive director of Attacq Mzolisi Diliza – Chairman of Growthpoint’s social, ethics and transformation board committee Annemarie Mostert – Owner of Mila Cleaning Services, Best Performing Business Growthpoint SD Godfrey Sono – Owner of TMT Cleaning, Best performing business Attacq ED Estienne de Klerk – CEO of Growthpoint South Africa Melt Hamman – CFO of Attacq Shawn Theunissen – Shawn Theunissen, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Growthpoint

2018 marks a decade of impact for Property Point, which has been a driver of transformation and small business growth within the property industry over the 10 years since it was founded by Growthpoint in 2008.

In this time, it has created 2,066 full-time jobs and R865.6 million in procurement opportunities generated for the 130 SMEs that have participated in its two-year incubation programmes. These small businesses have reported 43% growth in revenue.

Shawn Theunissen, head of Property Point and Corporate Social Responsibility at Growthpoint, says: “We are incredibly proud of the achievements of the small businesses in the graduating class of 2018 and we celebrate their fundamental and exceptional growth. Property Point is also delighted to celebrate a decade of impact, during which we have become a leading partnership platform for both public and private participation in enterprise and supplier development for the property sector. From the start of our journey building sustainable small businesses, we have focused on the need to see and measure our impacts. As we say in property, we need to understand what the yield will be for our investment in small business. Just doing something isn’t enough, we want to achieve real growth and impact.”

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Lebohang Thulo
Lebohang Thulo
Lebohang Thulo is the editor of SME South Africa. She enjoys keeping up with the country’s exciting and fast developing entrepreneurship ecosystem. You can find her at @lelele3

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