The Barloworld Siyakhula (Siyakhula) Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Programme provides development support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that are either already operating within the value chain of the various divisions of Barloworld in South Africa or seeking to do so.

The SMEs that can be approved for the programme are those that are either existing or potential suppliers to Barloworld; or those that buy Barloworld's goods and services; or those that operate in underdeveloped communities where Barloworld operates.

We aim to maximise the impact of the development support that we provide to you by ensuring that each beneficiary of the programme has the support required to prosper in the provision of its services to Barloworld or the communities where Barloworld operates.

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Our offering and criteria

Financial Support

  • Loans funding
  • Grants

Non-financial support

  • Book-keeping and Accounting services
  • Incubation
  • Strategy development
  • Mentorship
  • Marketing (e.g., website development)
  • ICT

Key Criteria

  • Businesses that are registered and operate in South Africa
  • Annual Turnover below R50m
  • Black ownership of 51% SMME

SMME Preference/Priority

  • Black women ownership of 30% and above
  • Youth ownership
  • Ownership by people with disabilities
  • Businesses that are customers or suppliers to Barloworld
  • Businesses that are based in areas where Barloworld operates
  • Businesses that have the potential for creating sustainable employment opportunities

Thank you for your applications

The application bid window for the Barloworld Siyakhula programme is now officially closed. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to submit your applications. The quality and competitive nature of the submissions have been truly remarkable, reflecting the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that thrives within our community.

Given the high caliber of applications received, we are committed to conducting a thorough and fair due diligence process. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that every application is given the careful consideration it deserves. As such, we ask for your patience during this time. We aim to inform all applicants of the status of their submissions by the end of March.

Looking ahead, we are excited to announce that we will be opening another bid window in June/July this year. This presents another opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses to become a part of the transformative journey that Barloworld Siyakhula offers. We encourage you to stay connected with us and keep an eye on our communications for updates and further details.

Thank you once again for your interest and participation. Your enthusiasm and innovative proposals are what make the Barloworld Siyakhula programme a cornerstone of entrepreneurial development and success.

How to apply