SAB Kickstart 2013 finalists announced

07 Nov 13

The SAB Kickstart programme for 2013 is underway, with 14 finalists announced from a pool of over 700 young and aspiring entrepreneurs across South Africa. 120 of these candidates have been entered into the Kickstart Programme, which includes a combination of outcomes-based business training, tailored business mentorship and a competition for business grants.

The grand prize for this competition is a R500 000 business grant, which will be announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg on 18 November 2013.

The finalists are:

  • Puledi Manamela, Selaki Sports and Leisure

Asports apparel and sports equipment supplier

  • Obed Montwedi, Reiketlile Catering & Confectionery Services

A bakery

  • Sipokazi Matshikiza, Lilitha Pharmacy

Providing accessible medical products and the services of a baby clinic

  • Ricardo Hood, SIH Training

Accredited artisan training in welding, a manufacturing and fabrication service and professional artisan employment placements

  • Ndumiso Mncwabe, Barsequipped Mobile Bars

Mobile bar services

  • Eric Sihle Zuma, Pork Masters

A pig farming business

  • Namhla Ngubo, Harvest 4rm Heaven

An alternative foods brand

  • Lyle Truter, Tru PVC Products

Manufactures and supplies PVC pipe fittings

  • Zanele Nongabe, Xhobani Beads

Design and manufacture of jewellery, as well as training

  • Juandre Jeptha, Garden & Organics

Bulk vegetation management and control services to municipalities, government departments and city parks

  • Lerato Motsepe, Tiers of Delight

Custom made cakes and other confectionaries for special occasion

  • Luyanda Ngwenya, ICU Eyecare

A mobile eye clinic

  • Anda Maqanda, AM Group

An engineering consultancy specialising in electrical design for the mining industry, construction of overhead power-lines and renewable energy substations

  • Phemelo Mpofu, AMAMP Tooling

Services to the truck tipper trailer market, and works with several local municipalities in the lime-making machinery market and manufacture of trailer and water related products for various sectors


You can find out more about these entrepreneurs on the SAB Kickstart website  or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.