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SEDA provides support to SMEs in the areas of finance and legal, human resource development, productivity management and technology, marketing and quality management systems. SEDA covers up to 90% of the cost of these services for qualifying SMEs. SABRI has established a relationship with SEDA in order to facilitate access to these resources for SMEs and NGOs that have completed a business diagnostic with SABRI to determine the business needs. SABRI is also accredited as a service provider with SEDA.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African-based agency established primarily to tackle challenges that the nation’s youth are faced with. The NYDA was established by an Act of parliament, Act no 54 of 2008. The institution was established to be a single, unitary structure, established to address youth development issues at National, Provincial and Local government level. The existence of the NYDA should be located within the broad context of South Africa’s development dynamics. Similar to many developing countries, South Africa has a large population of youth, those between the ages 14-35 represent 42% of the total population. Given the youthful nature of the South African population much of the socio-economic challenges faced by the nation, i.e. poverty, inequality and joblessness, poor health, etc, are borne by the youth. The gravity of challenges South Africa is faced with, require multi-pronged efforts, that simultaneously promote the development of sustainable livelihoods, reduce poverty, inequality and prioritise the development of policies which create an enabling environment for youth development.The NYDA plays a leading role in ensuring that all major stakeholder’s, i.e government, the private sector and civil society, prioritise youth development and contribute towards identifying and implementing lasting solutions which address youth development challenges.

Ackerman Foundation
In 1997 Raymond and Wendy Ackerman celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the founding of Pick n Pay. To commemorate this occasion and to honour and perpetuate the name of Raymond and Wendy Ackerman, as well as to ensure the ongoing philosophy of philanthropy, the Board of Directors of Pick n Pay Stores Limited resolved to set aside a substantial sum of money to create a fund for philanthropic purposes. The Ackerman Pick n Pay Foundation was duly established as a Corporate Foundation. The Ackerman Pick n Pay Foundation was founded to make meaningful contributions to our communities through various philanthropic ventures. Pick n Pay was one of the first companies in South Africa to make a strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. This is one of the pillars on which the company philosophy is founded. Together with SABRI the foundation was able to implement a bakery project in the Community of Manenberg. 

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Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Unilever PLC, is one of the largest FMCG companies in South Africa. Unilever owns household brands like Sunlight,Omo, Lux, Lipton, Ola and Knorr. Unilever is an anchor partner in the skills development, rehabilitation and reintegration programme that SABRI has developed and offers to offenders at Correctional Centres in the Western Cape.


PVG is a consulting company working in the Retail, Convenience, Food Service and Hospitality Industries. PVG provides a consulting service, training and management information systems to clients, facilitating information gathering, innovation, problem solving and decision making to achieve inspirational business results timeously for a competitive advantage. PVG has partnered with SABRI to provide business skills training and mentorship in selected projects where PVG is providing technical training in bakery and hospitality services.

U Start
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U-Start is a venture capital organisation based in Milan, Italy. The company offers a unique web-based platform that puts the most dynamic entrepreneurs in touch with international investors that are most focused on innovative and revolutionary projects.U-Start has entered into a special partnership with SABRI whereby entrepreneurs have the opportunity to sign-up on U-Start and upload their business proposals free of charge.Business proposal on the U-Start platform are available to a network of accredited international investors.

National Empowerment Fund
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As part of the NEF Post Investment Department’s overall monitoring strategy, a mentorship panel has been established to provide professional financial, managerial, accounting, technical and related support to the NEF’s Investee Companies.The professional mentorship services to be provided are in line with the NEF’s commitment to sustainable Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and the NEF’s focus on skills transfer and transformation to ensure that the NEF’s Investee Companies are sufficiently skilled to independently run successful businesses in the future. SABRI has been appointed to the mentorship panel of the NEF.

International Fund for Agricultural Development 

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Its headquarters is in Rome, Italy and the agency is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Seventy-five per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas in developing countries and IFAD’s primary mandate is investment in the development of rural communities through agricultural programmes. SABRI was appointed by IFAD to conduct impact assessments on projects implemented in rural Swaziland and Lesotho, as well as to participate in the development of country-level rural development programmes.

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KNEAD is a baking enterprise specialising in the fresh foods sector, e.g. bread baked daily, pastries, confectionary, canapés and pizza. The KNEAD business consists of a brand (holding) company and seven associated bakery and coffee shop stores nationally, as well as a small wholesale division. KNEAD appointed SABRI, in collaboration with PVG, to provide support with the implementation of the company’s roll out strategy, particularly training in effective financial management, business plan development, on-going mentorship and business coaching, corporate governance and monitoring and evaluation.

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The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is government institution that provides finance for industrial development projects, playing a catalytic role in promoting partnerships across industries within and outside our borders, promoting regional economic growth.They do this by proactively identifying and funding high-impact and labour-intensive projects that Leads to the creation of viable new industries. They utilize diverse industry expertise to drive the growth in priority sectors and take up higher risk funding projects that corporate investors will not support. SABRI has been appointed to the mentorship panel of the IDC.


SABRI was appointed by ABSA as their BBBEE training partner, training small business in business planning and marketing.  It succesfully implemented these programs between 2018 and 2020.

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SABRI worked alongside GIBS in 2019/2020 in the presentation of business development planning and execution. 

Previous & Current Business Partners

Since 2012 SABRI has been privileged to work with both local and international government and corporate partners ensuring optimum impact and service delivery.  We continue to work alongside like minded partners and appreciate the support and impact they have committed too.

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