Our Projects

  • EIC Programme

Since 2000 the Foundation has provided the following interventions to more than 1000 unemployed emerging and existing entrepreneurs: information dissemination, counselling, business planning, research and business viability, skills training and development. We have created jobs and made entrepreneurs of unemployed learners.


  • Wholesale and Retail Seta: Project RAVE

Funded by the National Skills Fund the Wholesale and Retail Seta, spearheaded Project Rave nationally. The Project provided Business Skills Training for emerging and existing entrepreneurs in the SMME Sector.

  • Wholesale and Retail Seta: Computer Skills Training

Through Thekwini College and the W&R Seta the Foundation trained 53 learners in basic computer skills.

  • Wholesale and Retail Seta: Project Fundisa

Through the W&R Seta the Foundation trained 49 learners in the following programmes:
Using computers in the wholesale and retail sector
Customer care
Selling Goods and Services

  • Wholesale and Retail Seta: National Certificate in Wholesale and Retail Generalist

In partnership with Ethekwini FET College the Foundation facilitated the above learnership for 30 learners.

  • Wholesale and Retail Seta: Mark Merchandise and Maintain Displays

This year the Foundation trained 90 unemployed individuals for the above learning programme in 2007.

  • Wholesale and Retail Seta: National Certificate in Retail Shop Floor Practices

    In 2007 the Foundation trained 24 learners in the above learnership.

  • ABET Programme

The Foundation has been contracted by the W&R Seta to train ABET Learners in the wholesale and retail sector.

  • Transport Education Training Authority : Business Skills for Taxi Industry

The Foundation engaged in a skills development and entrepreneurship training programme with TETA Taxi Chamber. Learners were trained and mentored in Pietermartizburg.

  • JICA Entrepreneurship Programme

JICA (Japaneese International Co-Operation Agency) funded an entreprenurship programme for 60 learners which was facilitated by the Foundation. Both Business Skills and Basic Computer literacy programmes were included in the programme. Integrated into the programme were business counselling and business leadership.

  • KZN ESDLE – Kwa Zulu Natal Employment And Skills Development Lead Employer

Through the KZN ESDLE the Foundation facilitated the learnership : National Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Fitness leadership for 81 learners. Of this number, 78 learners graduated successfully.

  • Computer Skills Training

The Kwa Zulu-Natal Development Foundation has a fully fitted computer training centre which was sponsored by JICA in 2005, since then the centre has trained approximately 450 learners in computer skills.

  • The GGP Programme – Embassy of Japan

The Foundation has trained 90 learners in business skills and advanced computer skills through the GGP Programme hosted by the Embassy of Japan.