Telephone: 0861 843 384
Physical Address: 12 Esselen Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002
The vision of the dti is of a South Africa that has a vibrant economy, characterised by growth, employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens. To achieve this, the dti has become an outwardly-focused, customer-centric organisation.
Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF) is an exclusive women’s fund established by the dti Gender and Women Empowerment Unit in partnership with Old Mutual Masisizane Fund. The fund aims at accelerating women’s economic empowerment by providing affordable, usable and responsive finance than is presently the case. IWF targets formally registered, 60% women owned and/or managed enterprises that have been existing and operating for two or more years with a loan range of 30 000 – 2 million.
Old Mutual’s Masisizane Fund
The focus is on development finance to assist women-owned enterprises.
Telephone: 0860 50 60 70
Physical Address: 93 Grayston Drive, Cnr of West Road South Sandton, 2146
Old Mutual is the largest and most well-established financial services provider in Southern Africa. The funds are a private/public sector joint partnership between Old Mutual and the Umsobomvu Youth Fund – an initiative of the National Government, with the aim to make create opportunities to the historically disadvantaged women and youth in South Africa. Old Mutual’s Masisizane Fund and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have created an initiative for the development of women-owned and youth enterprises. A key element of Old Mutual’s strategy is a commitment to playing a leading role in the economic transformation of South Africa.
Masisizane’s mission is to be a leading development finance institution in South Africa that contributes visibly to economic transformation by enabling sustainable development of a large number of SMMEs, facilitating job creation, increased financial and business skills that in turn translates into significant social benefits to communities in the form of wealth creation, sustainable home-building, access to education, and re-investment into the economy.
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