Overview of Organisation

The Centre for Entrepreneurship & Rapid Incubator (CfERI) was launched by the Vaal University of Technology in partnership with SEDA, Department Small Business Development (DSBD) in November 2017. The CfERI transitioned to Sol Plaatje University on 01 June 2021.

The purpose of the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Rapid Incubator:

  • to support and enhance existing entrepreneurship initiatives in the ZFM District.
  • encourage entrepreneurship amongst the youth and the unemployed.
  • establish sustainable businesses that can lead to job creations.
  • support female and disabled entrepreneurs.
Assistance Areas Offered
Accelerators and Incubators
Business Planning/Modelling
Marketing and Sales
Mentoring and Coaching
Specialization Sector/s
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
​Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
​Real estate activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Human health and social work activities
Country/s of interest
South Africa