The aim of investing in Enterprise and Supplier Development is to promote economic transformation and the meaningful participation of black businesses in the mainstream economy. Dedisa embarked on an initiative to develop entrepreneurs within the energy sector through a business incubation programme facilitated by The Hope Factory, now SAICA ED.
The initiative provided an opportunity to four consultants within the energy space to be mentored and assisted with business compliance.
Turn - key is an initiative that is aimed at growing small, medium and micro enterprises that Dedisa procures services and products from on an ad-hoc basis. There are currently two beneficiaries on the turn-key supplier development initiative, namely Profecia IT and Elitsha Holdings.
Profecia IT is a 100% black youth owned IT Company based in Port Elizabeth. The company has been providing Dedisa Peaking Power with IT related services and marketing materials since 2016. The MD of the company has also benefited from the mentorship programme offered through the Turn-key initiative.
The second beneficiary is Elitsha Holdings, which specializes in the design, fabrication, construction and commissioning of plant equipment for the Food and Beverage, and Pharmaceutical Industries.
The owner of Elitsha Holdings, Pat, has benefited from the mentorship programme offered through the Turn-key initiative.