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

  • Interest-free loans with 6 months payment holidays
  • Working Capital, Asset acquisition including ICT
  • 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
  • Ownership of 51% and above

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
How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below, then submit your application via our contact page on this website if you would like your company to be considered for support within the Barloworld Siyakhula ESD Programme.

On receipt of an application, Siyakhula will seek approval of each applicant from the relevant Barloworld business division, based on the part of Barloworld's value chain in which it operates. The approval is required before Siyakhula can conduct a further assessment on the applicant or provide the applicant with development support. Such approval from the Barloworld division shall not guarantee support by Siyakhula, as this will be determined by Siyakhula's own internal processes.

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