SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme

The Tholoana Enterprise Programme is a life-changing opportunity for entrepreneurs who are committed to growing their business and creating jobs. 

SAB Foundation Tholoana

Applications close in


The Tholoana Enterprise Programmewhich is run in partnership with the SAB Foundation and Fetola, is an 18-month programme to help small business owners achieve new levels of success by unlocking their potential and helping them overcome business challenges. 

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 August and closes on 31 August 2022. This year, SAB Foundation is looking for just 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 close at midday on 31 August 2022!

For more information, please email