Enterprise Supplier Development programmes

Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) is a critical focus area for corporates operating in South Africa. Linking to broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) objectives, ESD programmes act as catalysts for economic recovery and growth — exactly what South Africa needs right now.

UCA’s ESD Task Force

That’s right. We have a task force dedicated to our ESD programmes. Our business coaches are selected for their extensive industry experience, domain expertise, network value and authoritative market positioning.

We’re a group of highly active and engaged professionals with the skills and discipline to drive results for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Let the results speak for themselves at each of the reporting checkpoints during the ESD programme timeline, or you could take five and watch this video

Sustainable Development Goals

Our ESD programmes are crafted around the combined requirements of your enterprise strategy, regulatory compliance guidelines and, of course, a few secret ingredients, found only at UCA.  The programme is built upon Shared Value Principles and Sustainable Development Goals which are aimed at:


Building thriving local economies within the communities where we operate.

We do this by providing SMME capacity-building programmes which focus on
– access to internal and external markets
– business and technical skills development
– facilitation of access to funding
– access to infrastructure
and other necessary support to ensure business sustainability and growth.


Preparing investment-ready SMMEs.

We provide post-investment implementation support to beneficiaries and delegates.


Proactively building a sustainable environment.

We weave together environmental and strategic objectives to deliver mutual value for both the company and its stakeholders. This is achieved through active participation in and involvement of local communities, in our environmental management programmes.


Collaborating with strategic partners.

Our vast network and strong brand relationships help us create opportunities for local community-based SMMEs to participate in corporate supply chains. It’s a win-win-win for corporates, SMMEs and the communities who literally place more meals on the table as a result of the work we do.

ESD process

ESD Process -UCA

Programme Rollout


The Entrepreneurs Wheel of Life Programme, Specialist Consulting support and Dragon’s Den is rolled out on the following basis with the entrepreneurs:

The Breakthrough Challenge Workshop is rolled out on the following basis with the entrepreneurs:

Supplier and Enterprise Development


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