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Enterprise Development

Developing enterprises in the supply chain is vital to create jobs, alleviate poverty and enable small to medium businesses to succeed as active participants in our growing economy.

At Sanlam we’re committed to using our procurement power to stimulate the development and economic growth of black-owned small businesses, both inside and outside our supply chain.


We have three primary enterprise development programmes: the Sanlam Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme in partnership with ASISA, the Shanduka Black Umbrellas programme and the TSiBA Ignition Centre.

Sanlam Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Programme

Sanlam Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Programme

This programme has three projects and focuses on developing business capacity within our distribution network as well as our supply chain with selected suppliers.

Shanduka Black Umbrellas Programme

In partnership with Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU), we identify 25 fully black-owned enterprises with a turnover of less than R5 million per year and proven business track-records.

Our aim is to make these enterprises supply-chain ready and to support and develop them through the Shanduka Black Umbrellas Incubation Programme.

Shanduka Black Umbrellas Programme
TSiBA Ignition Centre

TSiBA Ignition Centre

We’ve partnered with the TSiBA Ignition Centre to assist black-owned small businesses to improve their business efficiency and readiness to act as suppliers for large corporations.

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