Keeping the sparkle in Phatsima
Phatsima Glass, established by Mr. Moloi, manufactures glass items such as trophies, and does sand blasting. He wanted to move his enterprise from survivalist to a thriving enterprise, sparkling with success. He approached Seda for help.
Seda helped with marketing materials and a business plan that could be submitted to the De Beers Zimele Hub for possible financing. Mr. Moloi was awarded and successfully completed a tender to the value of R120 000 to train 80 disabled and unemployed people in glass recycling.
Before Seda became involved with the business turnover was at an average of 4% and now it has increased by 583%.
Employment was at 2 permanent and 1 temporary worker and now boasts 8 permanent and 1 temporary worker. With plans to appoint agents all over the Free State employment will be increased by another 30 people in the near future.