Building on the success of the Savings Groups, SaveAct has introduced Enterprise Focus Groups which enable group members to find economically sound ways of re-investing their savings. The objectives of the programme are to improve livelihood and wealth creation opportunities in a sustainable manner while empowering people to make decisions, take ownership of their respective enterprises and generally to exercise more control over their lives.

The programme has six agricultural modules in accordance with the most popular crops and livestock in rural KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape. Members are guided through an intensive 10-meeting curriculum supervised by SaveAct’s qualified development officers during which they gain in-depth practical experience on their own farming sites. In addition, Enterprise Focus Groups (EFGs) are trained in Business Education or Isiqalo.

This training helps to develop self-motivated, business-minded people with entrepreneurial aspirations. To intensify value chain connections EFGs are part of a bulk buying system which allows members to purchase high-quality and appropriate inputs at lower prices using economies of scale.

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How we work

The SaveAct model in action


The new enterprise development methodology teaches enterprise focus group (EFG) members how to function as an organised EFG; manage their money within their business; and conduct enterprise programme activities.

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Staff working on this program

  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Anton Krone: Executive Director
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Paul Forsyth – Contract Manager
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Sazile Mtshali – Programme Coordinator, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Nolufefe Nonjeke-Dlanjwa – Programme Manager, Eastern Cape
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Alberto Gualtieri – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Jean-Pierre Andrew – Digital Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Angela Pillay – Programme Support and Administration
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Silindokuhle Zikalala – Field Officer, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Xola Nqabeni – Enterprise Development Officer
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Nomonde Mncube – Enterprise Development Officer, Eastern Cape
  • Enterprise & Smallholder Farmer Development
    Dumisani Magubane – Enterprise: Team Leader

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