The Enterprising Women Programme, initiated in 2013, is an eight month programme, geared to provide business support services to women who wish to establish their own businesses. Participants are taken through an in-depth program to explore ideas, develop a business model and putting the wheels in motion to initiate the business. Participants become part of a peer network of women embarking on an entrepreneurial journey, where they can share experiences and learn from one another and other successful female entrepreneurs by being exposed to structured learning through workshops and group-centred learning.

Successful participants are awarded a Short Learning Programme Certificate by the North West University’s Vanderbijlpark and may be invited to join the bhive EDC’s incubation programme, so as to embark on the next business building phase of operationalising the business and developing it to full commercial potential.

Entry requirements:

  • Matric Certificate
  • Computer literacy, with access to e-mail and WhatsApp
  • Ability to travel to NWU Vanderbijlpark to attend workshops and other programme events, at own cost
  • Commitment fee of R1 500 (payable upfront, on acceptance into the programme).


Apply here