Business Development and Contractor Academy

Since 2012, 82 small black enterprises from Mpumalanga Province graduated from the contractor academy. Majority of participants are Black Youth.

This is an intensive 9 months programme in which SMMEs learn about the following:

  • Project Management
  • Safety, Health, Environment and Quality
  • People Management
  • Business Sustainability
  • New Engineering Contracts (NEC)

This programme forms part of Eskom’s broader Competitive Supplier Development Initiatives aimed at equipping emerging contractors with skills and competencies to successfully, tender, contract and execute projects. The programme will be presented by the University of Limpopo. It is an 9 month long programme whereby students are required to attend class for a full week, once a month for 9 months. Suppliers or Contractors selected need to form part of the Eskom Supply chain interest. (Service Industry, Supply Chain & Construction and Maintenance) Examples would include: Cleaning, catering, security, supply chain contracts, maintenance and construction projects.  Please note there are no guarantees that Contractors/Suppliers who completed their training will automatically get contracts with Eskom. They will still have to tender for any contract.

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