The National Empowerment Fund (the NEF) is a driver and thought-leader in promoting and facilitating black economic participation by providing financial and non-financial support to black-owned and managed businesses, and by promoting a culture of savings and investment among black people. The NEF’s

The mandate of One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC) is to promote investment through efficient and effective trade facilitation through the following current and potential future services:

  • Traders Licences

  • Manufacturing Licences

  • Small scale manufacturing licences

  • Export

The Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) is mandated to register businesses and protect intellectual property rights through the administration of four (4) pieces of legislation namely;

  1. The Companies Act (CAP 42:01), provides for the incorporation of companies; registration of

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in South Africa. 

Functions of the Commission

  • Registration of Companies, Co-operatives and Intellectual Property Rights (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and

The purpose of the Entrepreneurial Planning Institute (EPI) is to "Unlock Entrepreneurial Possibilities"​.

We improve the QUALITY OF SUPPORT entrepreneurial organisations and small businesses receive from practitioners such as business advisors, trainers mentors, coaches and other enterprise

Hahn & Hahn is a boutique firm of Intellectual Property practitioners specialising in drafting patent specifications and obtaining and protecting Patent, Design and Trade Mark rights anywhere in the world.  We also specialise in IP litigation and all commercial aspects related to IP.  Our

We help develop and digitalise entrepreneurship support programs. If you help entrepreneurs with incubation, knowledge or grants, come to us so we can see how you can utilise our methods and technology to build your program.

Entreprenerdy’s standard method is called S-E-A-M, or Systemic

Directech (Pty) Ltd is a mechatronics innovation and development company that specialises in bespoke industrial turnkey solutions, comprising of robotic solutions, machine building solutions, automated guided vehicle solutions, telemetry (smart city/factory) systems, and packaging solutions.


The Product Development Technology Station (PDTS) is located on the campus of Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein. The Technology Station develops new ideas into products, or improve existing products with detailed engineering and develop ideas from concept to prototype. In this

The Technology Station in Chemicals (TSC) offers a wide range of services designed to assist SMEs in the Chemical sector. The Station is located at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), GaRankuwa campus and is supported by the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments of TUT. TUT's

Reinforced & Moulded Plastics Technology Station (RMPTS) is located in the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in KwaZulu Natal, Durban at the Steve Biko Campus. RMPTS is the technology transfer mechanism for the Centre for Advanced Material, Design & Manufacture with a mission of advancing the

The Technology Station in Chemicals (TSC) is situated at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Umlazi. MUT provides technological support and promotes innovation for Small Medium Enterprises in the Manufacturing and Chemical sector.

Technology Competencies and Offerings:

  • Environmental