Meet the Team

Mpopi Khupe

Mpopi Khupe

CEO and Executive Director

Marilise Combrink

It is great being part of making a difference and to see how SMEs are growing that will strengthen the economy. Growing SME's also plays a key role to job creation which in return improve standards of living. I love to be part of this growth and the impact it has.

Marilise Combrink

HR Manager

Malika Moloi

Malika Moloi

Branding & Marketing Support

Khanyisile Baloyi

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

Khanyisile Baloyi

Graphic Designer

Aadil Bismilla

Smaller businesses have the freedom to fill smaller gaps with less common and more innovative products and services.

Aadil Bismilla

Finance Accountant

Noluthando Ngobese

Noluthando Ngobese

Project Manager

Thapelo Moloi​

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

Thapelo Moloi

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

Langalethu Zulu

Working with SMEs 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

Senior Project Coordinator

Mamaitse Moloi

Working with SMEs 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

Junior Project Coordinator

Zimasa Konzapi

I get an opportunity in assisting SME's to grow and get noticed for the services they offer.

Zimasa Konzapi

Office Manager

Nosiphiwo Sazona

Nosiphiwo Sazona

Receptionist

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

Junior Project Coordinator

Akhona Sodwele

SMEs 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 SMEs, both from the perspective of employers and employees, and in context of broader challenges facing the world of work. 

Akhona Sodwele

Project Support

Refiloe Pitso

Working with SMEs 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 SMEs. There are so many opportunities, and it is really up to you to grab them with both hands. 

Refiloe Pitso

HR Intern

Khodani Mulaudzi

Working with SMME’S 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 SMME’s 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