“The Business Associatework with corporations to deal with their procurement needs and to mobilise corporate support for black supplier development and linkages to facilitate access to procurement & international markets through matchmaking by linking Enterprise Development with Supplier Development creating Competitive Black Suppliers and accessing a large pool of SMME’s and Black Suppliers.


  • Optimisation & consolidation of Spend to improve your company’s bottom line(consolidating of spend items within a specific spend category, negotiate better deals/pricing, leverage to optimise volumes and pass on of savings to our customers)
  • Supply Base Developmentthrough strengthening the supply base with transact-ready diverse suppliers (focussing on the sourcing of Black Suppliers – buiding of a supply base of transact-ready suppliers for specific categories by applying PSC methodology, due diligence audit methodology and provide access to this database for our customers)
  • Supply Development & Capacity Building(development of a SD plan, selection process for participation, company diagnositics, Training & development, specific demand-driven interventions and monitoring & evaluation of process)
  • Supplier Diversity(Prepare organisation to implement Supplier Diversity Model, facilitate membership to SASDC and leverage from its membershipier-diversity-council)




“The Business Associate”connects corporations with Black Businesses’ & SMME’s to expand the supply chain and build healthy business relationships. We achieve this by assisting organisations with the implementation of corporate supplier development & diversity plans. This service includes training on how to meet company diversity goals, and report the success of its program to customers. We schedule on-site meetings where we facilitate collaboration between internal divisions of a corporation, clarify short and long-term needs, make direct black business & SMME’s connections, and plan events to communicate the client’s diverse needs to targeted markets. We offer many opportunities for one-on-one time with black business and other corporate members to communicate a client’s needs and build relationships. The advantage for corporations they gain exclusive access to hundreds of nationally certified black-owned businesses that provide innovative quality products and services that are priced 




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  • About Us

    The Business Associate focuses on sectors with positive economic growth & employment generation potential.


  • Services

    The Business Associate offers a wide selection of different Business Management Services


  • Training

    The Business Associate has provided many business owners with the tools they need to manage a successful businesses


  • Past Events

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