Integrating SMMEs into the automotive aftermarket sector

| 0 Comments

 

NDP.jpgThe evolution of BEE in terms of its roadmap to progressively integrate SMMEs into the supply chains of industry is prominent with the new BEE Codes. It highlights a government that has prioritised entrepreneurship and the advancement of SMMEs as the catalyst to achieve economic growth and development.


"It is a positive step, because to achieve the National Development Plan (NDP) and for the economy to become inclusive, all of South Africa’s economic sectors have to be reflective of her population demographics and the business environment must foster SMMEs that will be in a position to sustainably create employment," says Thulani Hlatswayo, a Franchise Mentor at The Hope Factory in this month’s SmartProcurement.


National Development Plan (NDP) has targeted the creation of 11-million jobs by 2030. “SMMEs and cooperatives are a critical means to empower South Africa’s people and are a mechanism to draw new entrants into the economy, strengthen inclusive growth, build the social economy, encourage solidarity and create large numbers of jobs,” said Minister Lindiwe Zulu, discussing the then newly announced Department of Small Business Development


Facilitating entry into the automotive sector


South Africa’s automotive industry sector is one of the most vibrant in the African continent; it is further viewed as a pervasive platform for advanced manufacturing and as a generator of engineering skills and critical job creation.


However, along with the automotive aftermarket sub-sector, the automotive industry is one of the least transformed in reflecting the demographics of South Africa, says Hlatswayo.


Renew My Car and The Hope Factory, as a SAICA aligned enterprise development entity, have teamed up to assist black-owned start-up businesses to facilitate an entry into the automotive cosmetic repair business, as service providers for convenient mobile paint and valets on the spot.


Over and above legally registering entrepreneurs’ businesses and providing technical training and support, The Hope Factory supports entrepreneurs through various customised business skills workshops and a comprehensive business mentorship component.


The beneficiaries of The Hope Factory / Renew My Car programme often hail from indigenous communities, while they are determined to be successful, independent business owners, they further have the ambition to grow their business, create jobs and give the best service in renewing your car.


The Hope Factory is calling on organisations’ fleet management to get involved in this initiative by maintaining the paintwork of their car fleet, their staff can reduce time spent off-site on carwash and can gain BEE points on Supplier and Enterprise Development component.
 

Leave a comment


 

 

Career opportunites

Planner

  • <500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Supply Chain
Are you looking for new career opportunities as

Procurement Specialist

  • >500 000 Gauteng Procurement Officer / Specialist Strategic Sourcing Supplier / Business Development
As a specialist Supply Chain recruiter, I am

Logistics Controller

  • <500 000 Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Procurement Officer / Specialist
Seeking dynamic up and coming candidates looking for

Supply Chain Manager

  • >500 000 Permanent Procurement Management Supply Chain Western Cape
As a specialist Supply Chain recruiter, I am

Business Process Specialist

  • <500 000 Gauteng Procurement Consultant Procurement Officer / Specialist Supply Chain
A company within the financial services sector is

LOC Procurement Manager

  • Gauteng Permanent Procurement Management Procurement Officer / Specialist
Your Responsibilities: Job Purpose To be the interface ...More

Account Manager

  • >500 000 Procurement Officer / Specialist Supplier / Business Development Western Cape
Key Performance Areas:• To ensure that all aspects

Consultant

  • >500 000 Gauteng Procurement Consultant Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain
Key Performance Areas:• You'll be concerned primarily with

Commercial Buyer

  • <500 000 Buyer Contracts Procurement Officer / Specialist Western Cape
A well-known Mining company is seeking the services

Technical Buyer

  • <500 000 Buyer Contracts Procurement Officer / Specialist Western Cape
A well-known Mining company is seeking the services

Business Development Executive

  • >500 000 Gauteng Supplier / Business Development
A retail solutions company is seeking a New

Financial Manager

  • >500 000 Contract Operations, Planning & Inventory Procurement Management Western Cape
Looking for an unemployed CA (SA) in Cape

Chief Financial Officer

  • >500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Procurement Management
An exciting opportunity exists for a CFO with

Procurement Consultant

  • >500 000 Gauteng Procurement Officer / Specialist Strategic Sourcing
Key Performance Areas: A profound knowledge of sourcing

Commodity Specialist: IT

  • >500 000 Commodities Gauteng Procurement Officer / Specialist
Key Performance Areas:• Effectively applies acquired technical/functional skills

Senior Consultant

  • >500 000 Gauteng Projects / Category Management Supplier / Business Development
Key Performance Areas:• Adheres to best practice processes

Logistics Manager

  • >500 000 Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Operations, Planning & Inventory Procurement Management
Key Performance Areas:• Manage warehousing and distribution 3PL's

Head of Franchise Network

  • >500 000 Contracts Operations, Planning & Inventory Western Cape
The opportunity to work for a multinational retail

National Driver Manager

  • >500 000 Analyst Contracts Logistics & Warehousing Operations, Planning & Inventory Western Cape
The opportunity for an extraordinary individual to join

Commodity Specialist: Industries

  • >500 000 Commodities Gauteng Procurement Officer / Specialist
Key Performance Areas:• Under the guidance of the