SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme

The Tholoana Programme invests in entrepreneurs who show the potential and commitment to grow a business and create jobs. 

SAB Foundation Tholoana

Applications close in


The Tholoana Enterprise Programme, which is run in partnership with the SAB Foundation and Fetola, is an 18-month programme for high potential businesses with the desire to succeed.

The journey includes a core programme of five practical and inspiring business skills workshops, ongoing mentoring plus access to a range of growth support that is individually tailored to the business owner’s needs.

The call for applications opens on 1 September and closes on 30 September 2021. This year, SAB Foundation is looking for 40-60 entrepreneurs who meet the following criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

In addition, preference will be given to:

  • Enterprises run by or benefitting people with disabilities
  • Women and youth-owned businesses
  • Peri-urban and rural enterprises
  • Enterprises that create jobs in areas with few other opportunities


Applications are also welcome from businesses working in new and growing sectors such as export, manufacturing, food processing, technology, water, energy and waste management.

Applications are open!

For more information, please contact Nadine October at