Risking everything · Business Trust's role

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  Bernard Marobe, Managing Director Mankwe Safaris  
  For emerging tourism entrepreneurs, it can be hard to break into the market. The Business Trust established the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) to help businesses like Bernard’s with marketing and business skills. Since 2000, the programme has provided support to 9,000 businesses. Together they have provided work for the equivalent of 6,000 people over a period of 11 years. TEP is a partnership between the Business Trust and Department of Tourism.  
Name Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP)
Strategic Partner Department of Tourism
Period July 2000 to March 2013
Budget R420million
Purpose The programme is designed to improve products and enhance market access for small enterprises, thereby creating jobs and encouraging transformation in the tourism sector.
  • 9,000 enterprises supported
  • 16,500 people trained in business and tourism skills
  • 63,000 person years of work (equivalent of employing 6,300 people for 10 years)
  • R5billion of transactions supported
      To learn more about the Business Trust’s Tourism Enterprise Partnership, click here
    To visit TEP’s website, click here
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