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Enterprise and Supplier Development

Contributing to the economic transformation of South Africa and its people.

As Wealthsmiths™ we believe small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are the single most powerful tool in creating jobs, alleviating poverty and addressing other challenges in our economy. This is why we’re committed to stimulating the development and economic growth of black-owned SMEs which are aligned to our supply chain.

The Sanlam Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) Programme has partnered with the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) to provide investment funding and business development (BDS) support to SMEs. Through this, we hope to create meaningful success stories that benefit our industry as a whole.

What do we do

Provide investment funding and business
development support to SMEs that show
potential for future growth.

Why do we do it

Every enterprise developed helps contribute
to sustainable job creation, which strengthens our

Who benefits?

Business owners, society and South Africa’s

Real work, real change

We understand business owners require more than just financial support to achieve growth on their own. This is why we focus on accelerating and developing high-potential business, rather than simply supplying grant money and expecting results.

We’ve found that the best results can be unlocked through the following business levers:

Business development support

Interaction between business owners and business owner support specialists, enhanced by bootcamps, provide a new platform for SMEs to interact with another and transfer knowledge and expertise.

Investment support

Investment opportunities and post-investment support through ASISA Enterprise Development Fund and other funds help to develop businesses further.

Enhanced brand building

Media exposure and a detailed communication plan help SMEs to promote their businesses.

Access to markets

A selection process that is aligned with procurement helps to stimulate the development and growth of black-owned small businesses.

Click on a pin to find out more about
the SME’s we’ve worked with in your province You can also download our SME Supplier Catalogue


Click on a business below to learn more

    | Employees black-owned


    R22 mil


    R28 mil

    procurement spend


    SMEs developed


    jobs supported


    new jobs created


    average revenue growth

    Our other enterprise and supplier development projects included:

    TSiBA Ignition Centre

    This structured enterprise development programme supports enterprises in growing and preparing them to become part of Sanlam’s supply chain.

    Shanduka Black Umbrellas

    This programme partners with 100% black-owned businesses to assist in programmes at incubation or acceleration hubs to become more sustainable and supply-chain ready. More than 20 businesses and business owners benefited in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town.