Major opportunity for entrepreneurs in the Western Cape

1Existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Western Cape will now get the opportunity to present their skills to come up with new initiatives and innovative ideas for beneficiation in the aluminium sector. This includes businesses already in the sector looking to expand operations.

This follows an economic development initiative by BHP Billiton and Hulamin, the Aluminium Beneficiation Initiative (Aluminium BI), for the beneficiation of the country’s aluminium resources.

The aim is to identify, develop and support entrepreneurs and guide them to build sustainable businesses that are able to utilise about 100 tons of aluminium per annum each.

The identification of entrepreneurs will be done in conjunction with USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the public executive development and training company of the University of Stellenbosch Business School. The process will be administered by the USB-ED Centre for Applied Entrepreneurship, one of USB-ED’s centres.

A series of information sessions will be held in the Western Cape, the Free State and Northern Cape during March 2015.

The Western Cape information sessions are as follows:

City Date Time Place
George Thursday 26 March 10:00 – 12:00 King George Protea Hotel, King George Drive
Saldanha Friday 27 March 10:00 – 12:00 Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay, Main Road
Cape Town Monday 30 March 10:00 – 12:00 University of Stellenbosch Business School Belville Park Campus, Carl Cronjé Drive, Bellville
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