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The South African Institute for Entrepreneurship (SAIE) helps to address poverty and unemployment through entrepreneurially focused initiatives. The institute was born out of the Triple Trust Organisation (TTO) in 1996 in recognition of the critical need for easily accessible business literacy training materials for both the small enterprise sector and for schools.

With 19 years of experience in developing innovative, experiential based training materials, the SAIE promotes a positive mindset in youth and adults across South Africa (SA), and assists in the creation of effective entrepreneurs and enterprises.

the SAIE promotes a positive mindset in youth and adults across South Africa (SA), and assists in the creation of effective entrepreneurs and enterprises

The SAIE trains educators, trainers, co-operatives and community-based organisations to convey business skills, uncover entrepreneurship qualities and ensure sustainable economic development and wealth creation. The institute currently works in education, agriculture, enterprise development and information technology.

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AgriPlanner Training

The Alabimi Bhezakhaya – Agri Planner programme is funded by Coronation Fund Managers. Community gardeners were selected by Alabimi Bhezakhaya to attend the AgriPlanner Training Programme. These gardeners are from the areas of Khayelitsha and Gugulethu in Cape Town, Western Cape. These gardener’s supply their fresh produce on a weekly basis to Abalimi for the […]


Agri Co-Operatives

Siyazisiza is a Non Profit Company based in Empangeni, Kwa Zulu Natal. Empangeni is a town situated in the north of Durban in the hilly countryside. A total of eight farms were visited in the district in March 2017. Two were in Nkandla, one in Eshowe and five in Ulundi. All farms specialise in vegetable […]


AgriSchool Project

The AgriSchool programme has been funded by Coronation Fund Managers. 28 Schools have been identified for the AgriSchool Training, to date 21 schools have received their initial training. Learners mainly from Grade 5 and 6 are selected from these schools to attend the training. Approximately 20-30 learners per school are given the opportunity to participate […]


ABSA School Entrepreneurship Stars Challenge 2016

Introduction The Judging and Award Ceremony for Grade 10 learners was conducted in four provinces, namely Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and KwaZulu Natal Thirty nine schools in total participated in this Challenge. The Ceremony was a culmination of a range of activities at these schools that started in November 2015, including training, monitoring […]


Gugulethu’s well established entrepreneur, Mr Mzoli Ngcawuzele, at SAIE’s NVCL Academy

SAIE Entrepreneurs welcomed with widened smiles and joyful excitement,  one of Gugulethu’s well established entrepreneurs Mr Mzoli Ngcawuzele during one of the New Venture Creation classes. Mr S. Roomanay, Head of SAIE Academy, has just wrapped up one of the Management Skills, Leadership & Labour relations module when the class was graced with his presence. […]


ABSA Sponsored School Entrepreneurship Programme Launched in Five Provinces, February 2016.

The ABSA sponsored School Entrepreneurship programme, in association with the South African Institute for Entrepreneurship (SAIE), was launched in five provinces in January 2016 – Eastern Cape (East London), Free State (Phuthaditjhaba), Northern Cape (Barkley West), and KwaZulu-Natal (Pinetown). The School Entrepreneurship programme is of high priority for ABSA and SAIE. The programme is in […]


SAIE’s New Venture Creation Learnership Programme

One of the recently established programmes by the institute is the New Venture Creation Learning Programme. This leadership programme is a year long, covering eight entrepreneurial and business skills modules including business environment and marketing; business planning; financial management and planning; business strategy and operation; business ideas generator and human resource issues; business roles; management skills; leadership and communications; entrepreneurship, performance and careers. Each of these modules takes on month to complete – learners attend one week of training, and spend three weeks working in their business as well as preparing the assignments for the current module. The NVC is a Service Seta accredited programme, registered at NQF level 4.


Sydwell Nyakane Matabula Community Property Association (CPA), Mpumalanga

Sydwell Nyakane (29) is a man with a mission: to research the various segments of the agricultural industry and to explore business opportunities. Sydwell is the owner of Matabula CPA, a farm situated in the heart of White River, Mmbombela in Mpumalanga. The farm was established in 2006. Sydwell’s life has always revolved around farming […]


Thapelo Edwin Mwale Letlhabile Information Technology Centre, North West

Thapelo Edwin Mwale (26) was one of the beneficiaries of the Absa-funded IT Skills programme. Participants attended a business simulation programme (the BEST Game) in 2013 for five days. Participants were then selected based on a number of criteria and had to compile a business plan for an IT centre and present it to a […]