Technology enabled Entrepreneurship Training Centres
Technology enabled entrepreneurship training centres will be established in strategic regions in the Ndebele Kingdom which will offer the facilities to deliver digital training and in person training. It is our target in YEAR 1 to set up an initial four training centres to start training 400 students in YEAR 2.
Each centre will be equipped with:
- Internet connectivity
- 50 workstations that are network linked and internet enabled
- Server with educational resources and research material
- Student desks and chairs
- Generator backup for sustainable power
- Booking system which would enable a rotation of students to use the facilities
The estimated value to set up each centre is R1.1m with an annual maintenance fee of R350 000.
Any contribution towards these centres are accepted with the deepest gratitude for the support of the enablement of rural community empowerment.
Payment methods are accepted through the Payfast system for security and audit purposes.
Direct donations and invoices may be arranged by completing the Contact Us page on this site. A representative of Ndebele Royal will be in contact with you to administrate the process.
All payments are qualifying B-BBEE Socio Economic Development contributions and corporate donors will be supplied with accurate supporting documentation.
All donors will receive a letter from His Majesty King Makhosoke II in appreciation for contributing to the great Ndebele nation.
PROJECT KICKOFF - TRAINING COURSES
Kick off training will be focused on enhancing Business Skills to enable economic activation in Ndebele communities. Training will be rolled out to existing small business owners and small business farmers and qualifying youth interested in starting up their own business in the community.
The initial introduction to Entrepreneurship curriculum covers:
- Literacy Grade 12
- Numeracy Grade 12
- Introduction to Technology
- Financing a New Venture
- Business Contracts
- Marketing a New Venture
- Business Operations
- Ethics and Professional Conduct
Once the pilot has been implemented, it will be followed by TVET, ICB, Certificate, Diploma and Graduate programmes in line with community development needs.
All courses will focus on skills that enable employment or self-employment.
Potential students will participate in orientation sessions and will then be able to enrol onto a database from which trainees will be selected.
Courses will be diversified and extended to meet the objective of making training accessible to all Ndebele Communities within their community.
Share the vision
The NDEBELE KINGDOM in South Africa is in the Nkangala District Municipality which is a Category C municipality in the Mpumalanga Province. It is one of the three districts in the province, making up 22% of its geographical area. It is comprised of six local municipalities: Victor Khanye, Emalahleni, Steve Tshwete, Emakhazeni, Thembisile Hani, and Dr JS Moroka.
The Nkangala District Municipality consists of 160 towns and villages (+ 14 million hectares of land). The most spoken language by the population of +/ – 2,3 million people is isiNdebele.
Within these communities, the statistics on Schooling, Employment and Income indicates an urgent intervention to secure the future of the youth of the region.
Sensus 2018 indicate that 16% of the communities have no income and 40,2% earns less than R19 000 per annum. This does not consider the impact on the economy during of 2020 and 2021. Educational statistics indicate that 17.4% of the Ndebele population in the rural communities have no schooling, 31.5% have only some secondary education and 25.3% completed secondary schooling. Only 5.9% of the population have some form of tertiary education. This is not unique to the Ndebele community but demonstrates the educational and employment challenges rural communities face.
His Majesty, King Mashosoke II is implementing an Economic Activation project to empower the population with skills for employment or self-employment. This will be followed by a focused small business development initiative with the objective to establish thriving communities that are able to support the rural populations.
ELEMENTS OF THE ECONOMIC ACTIVATION PROJECT:
To form the foundation of self-employment, the training to be launched in YEAR 2 will focus on New Venture Creation through an accredited Services Seta Learnership programme to a broad group of community members registered on a central database. An initial 400 community youth (18 – 35 years of age) will be trained during the initial pilot with the objective of specializing and diversifying during phase 1 in specific courses that will enable employment and self-employment.
Within the region there are multiple employment opportunities should the skills of the community align to the job requirements. The employment opportunities range from basic administrative skills to artisan skills. Residents in the area will be eligible for interviews when they have qualifying skills. His Majesty plans strategy sessions with the mines, industries and development teams of initiatives in the surrounding area to identify the skills required so that the population can be accurately trained.
Within the Agricultural industry there are several informal small businesses within the area. It is the objective to support the farmers with business skills to support the growth of their businesses.
Courses will be mapped to community-related self-employment opportunities and with the objective of cultivating a business mindset with youth that would stimulate entrepreneurship.
With the objective of creating many small businesses within the area which could service the community; small business development will focus on partnerships to establish community related services and products. These may include but not be limited to Internet supply, Early Childhood Development centres, construction services, welding, plumbing, electrician, road construction, chicken farming, growing crops and retail.