What is the Transnet Enterprise Development Hub?
The Transnet Enterprise Development Hub (EDH) is described as a “one-stop-shop” for aspiring entrepreneurs and potential suppliers to Transnet.
An enabling environment is created for small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) by providing easy access to products and services offered by both provincial and national economic development institutions.
To this end, the hub’s strategic partners are the Small Enterprise Development Agency, the National Youth Development Agency, the South African Revenue Service, the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller as well as the BEE Verification Agency.
The aim of the hub is to increase the participation of small businesses in the mainstream economy of South Africa and to assist black-owned businesses to develop into sustainable and profitable entities.
Entrepreneurs can register their businesses, apply for tax certificates, verify their Black Economic Empowerment status and get advice or apply for funding. Transnet hopes to provide a meaningful contribution to supporting viable SMMEs and have a direct effect on job creation through the hub.
Who is eligible for membership?
New and established SMMEs.
You will find the application form here.
There are four hubs in South Africa that operate five days a week: at the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg; in Mdantsane in East London; in De Aar in the Northern Cape and in Saldanha in the Western Cape.