Igniting small businesses

The Financial Literacy and Micro-Enterprise (FLAME) programme provides entrepreneurship training and support to micro-enterprise owners in township and rural areas. FLAME enhances financial literacy and business capability through the transfer of knowledge and skills, and reinforces positive behaviours and attitudes through the provision of a series of in-person workshops, business coaching and personal mentoring interventions.



“The programme is extremely useful, with tailor-made assistance for me. It was about me and the business; it wasn’t a generic course. That’s what I love about it.”

Thuto Legwale (FLAME 1, Rustenburg)

“Through FLAME, our participants have increased their confidence, increased their business awareness and improved their overall outlook on life; this is through real documented positive changes experienced in each business and their personal lives.”

Sibusiso Sagoda, Programme Manager: FLAME

 Key Objectives

Impact achieved

FLAME is a multi-phase, 18-month, deep intervention programme which results in tangible outcomes and powerful infinite impact. Since inception, the programme has reached 1 531 people (64% female, 99% Black South African) in Gauteng, North West, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.