A youth-owned company that produces school uniforms for local schools in the Northern Cape, is one of a number of SMME’s that are receiving funding and business support as part of an Economic Development collaboration programme that focuses on supporting youth start-ups, to help them become more sustainable, so that they can thrive and employ more young people.

Owned by Keaoleboga Lerumo (pictured, far left), Othie and Angie Holdings, has already been able to increase its production run and is hoping to supply more schools in the district.

“My business is already picking up, thanks to the equipment that I have received from Droogfontein Solar Power and I can now imagine a sustainable business that can expand and employ more young people,” said Keaoleboga Lerumo.

Funded by Droogfontein Solar Power, this Economic Development collaboration programme is supported by Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).

Names, left to right: Keaoleboga Lerumo, Sonny-Boy Rapodile,  Mazwi Hlwile and Boitshepo Pharatlhatlhe.

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Issued by:         Tina Meier (tina@tmcommunictions.co.za)

Aisling Philips (media@tmcommunicaitons.co.za)

Issued for:         Droogfontein Solar Power

Date:                June 2021