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About us

Our Journey

Since its establishment in 1996, the South African Institute for Entrepreneurship has worked to promote its vision of unleashing the entrepreneurial minds of all South Africans by addressing poverty and unemployment through entrepreneurially focused-initiatives.

With 26 years of experience in developing innovative, experiential-based training materials, as well as implementing sustainable economic development-focused projects. the SAIE promotes a positive mindset in youth and adults across South Africa (SA) and assist in the creation of effective entrepreneurs and their enterprises through developing skills and unlocking mindsets.

Our operations focus on the creation of seamless stakeholder collaboration and leveraging modern techniques to harness entrepreneurially – driven initiatives.


Our Areas of Focus

SAIE has always been focused on creating a positive impact in the areas that matter the most. Our main areas of focus are those fields that are critical for ensuring positive economic growth for South Africa.



SAIE provides the most innovative, effective, simulation based entrepreneurial programmes aimed at the unemployed and individuals interested in starting a business venture.




Our agricultural programmes focus on empowering individuals and communities with limited or no farming experience through simulation based, sustainable Agri- entrepreneurship projects.

Education (Entrepreneurship in schools)

Our curriculum-aligned, simulation-based education (entrepreneurship in Schools) programme focuses on developing entrepreneurial mindsets in grade 2 to grade 12 learners by empowering teachers and providing innovative materials to facilitate entrepreneurial learning. Learning entrepreneurial skills at an early age will help children and teenagers to prepare for changing times and unpredictable career paths.

Life and Emotional Skills


This programme is ideal for equipping the youth with the competencies required to tackle 21st century social– economic challenges such as unemployment, substance abuse, career choices, gender base violence and others.

Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Mind

Our projects

Working with partners across the country, to make entrepreneurship part of South Africa's everyday culture.

Reach Out Athlone
Nazo Community Garden
Thandowethu Community Garden
Mitchells Plain Agri Entrepreneur Garden
Life Skills
Pollsmoor Project
Heideveld Community Garden
Over 26 years, SAIE has delivered programs that have enriched our communities.

Our impact over the years

615 K
School Learners
33 k
Small Businesses
6.2 K