The Hope Factory

The establishment of sustainable small businesses is vital for economic growth, job creation and addressing South Africa's socio-economic challenges.

The Hope Factory was founded in 2001 and formalized in 2004 as a registered Non-Profit Company with a Level 1 B-BBEE rating and a registered Public Benefit Organisation.

We deliver Socio-Economic Development (SED) initiatives that result in mobilizing economic activity for Black South African citizens (as defined by the B-BBBEE codes).

Please note that all the Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes and activities that The Hope Factory used to offer are now done by SAICA Enterprise Development (Contact Sibusiso Nkosi,, contact: 011 479 0617).
The main objective is:

  • To solve unemployment by equipping individuals with the skills and abilities needed to generate income through new business opportunities.  

What we do:

  • Create bespoke SED Projects for both private and public sector;
  • Offer a 12-month flagship training and mentorship programme for starting a business.

Our core focus areas are:

  • Personal (Leadership) Development
  • Business Development Skills
  • Financial Excellence Skills

Every organisation needs to find effective ways to contribute and make a positive impact to decrease unemployment and help secure a better economic future for all.
Companies can also earn Socio-Economic Development (SED) points on their B-BBEE Scorecard and receive a Section 18A certificate for tax deduction purposes through The Hope Factory.

For more information, contact Jolandi Snyders:  or 041 484 7400

Growing people. Developing Businesses. Impacting Communities