Meet the Team

Mpopi Khupe

Firstly, I love working with people, and more especially entrepreneurs. Secondly, MSMEs are the lifeblood of our economy and working with MSMEs give me the opportunity to learn and hopefully contribute towards a meaningful course. 

Mpopi Khupe

CEO

Heléne du Toit

Working with MSMEs is close to my heart because they are the heartbeat of our economy, they generate employment, they are the seedbeds for innovation, and they give back vitality and sustenance.  

I think MSMEs are the heroes of our country’s future! 

Heléne du Toit

COO

Aadil Bismilla

What I absolutely enjoy about working closely with MSMEs is that I too get an opportunity to assist them grow, even though indirectly. 

Aadil Bismilla

Financial Manager

Simo Vilakazi

I enjoy working closely with MSMEs because I believe they truly are economic drivers of our country. They provide stimulus to our community needs. 

Simo Vilakazi

Project Manager

Lebogang Mashego

I believe in the potential of others, but some people need a little help, a little guidance or push to reach that potential. I loving helping people for them to help themselves. These small businesses, will in turn, do the same in their communities.

Lebo Mashego

Project Manager

Noluthando Ngobese

“I enjoy being part of the journey of unearthing the potential of passionate entrepreneurs”

Noluthando Ngobese

Project Manager

Langalethu Zulu

Working with MSMEs is close to my heart because small businesses serve and leave impact on the world. The tenacity and drive of the business owners inspires me daily. 

Langalethu Zulu

Project Coordinator

Mpho Munyai

Seeing small businesses growth gives me peace of mind and playing part in their development further excites me as I feel a little bit responsible. I would like small business owners to understand the crucial role that they play in the development of the economy as this would push them further.

Mpho Munyai

Project Coordinator

Mamaitse Moloi

Working with MSMEs is close to my heart because I get to meet the face behind the business, learn its back story, experience the business owners' passion towards their work and understand why they do what they do.  

Mamaitse Moloi

Business Development Analyst

Malika Moloi

One of the joys of working with small business (MSMEs) owners is seeing the love they have for what they do. They treasure the relationships they have with their customers and they truly do play an important role in supporting their local communities 

Malika Moloi

Branding & Marketing Support

Khanyisile Baloyi

Working with MSMEs is close to my heart because they help create employment and are also engines of economic growth and social development.  

Khanyisile Baloyi

Graphic Designer

Refiloe Pitso

Working with MSMEs is close to my heart because everyone wants to work in a company with potential for growth and this is exactly what you get in MSMEs. There are so many opportunities, and it is really up to you to grab them with both hands. 

Refiloe Pitso

HR Intern

Sashe-leigh Padiachy

Working with MSMEs is close to my heart because it gives me the opportunity to see firsthand how communities are uplifted. Knowing that I played a part in helping these communities, inspires me every day.

Sashe-leigh Padiachy

Branding & Marketing Intern

Khodani Mulaudzi

Working with MSMEs is close to my heart because it has given me the opportunity to do my part in uplifting and improving communities through job creation and social development. I believe that MSMEs are crucial to the future of work, not only for job creation and economic growth, but also to drive innovation and growth in markets

Khodani Mulaudzi

Finance Intern

Akhona Sodwele

MSMEs are crucial to the future of work, not just for employment creation and economic growth, but also to drive innovation and competition in markets. We must first understand the problems faced by MSMEs, both from the perspective of employers and employees, and in context of broader challenges facing the world of work. 

Akhona Sodwele

Project Support Intern

Nosiphiwo Sazona

Working close with MSMEs is close to my heart because it gives me an opportunity to witness what small and medium businesses can do for the community in terms of hiring young, old, and unskilled people. 

Nosiphiwo Sazona

Receptionist