Caban Investments Ltd in partnership with Mzukisi Lembeni owner of Imizamo Yethu Tours founded Qinisanani Investments, a joint venture aimed at assisting kasi (township) entrepreneurs in need of business support in order to establish and grow their enterprises.
The meaning of Qinisanani is:
- To strengthen each other
- To help each other, to grow each other
- To be pillars of strength for each other
Qinisanani Investments emulates Caban’s business model, in providing a host of services for Khayelitsha entrepreneurs. These services include business support, accounting, mentoring, websites, social media, assistance in opening markets and the provision of capital.
With the launch of the Qinisanani Entrepreneurs Development Programme on Saturday, July 19 2014 at Look Out Hill, Khayelitsha we interviewed and later selected our first group of entrepreneurs that will be provided with these services.
The Caban service providers will provide the initial support. Through mentorship, the joint venture will develop its own capacity. The Caban Service providers will embark on a campaign to train and mentor individuals that will eventually be the service providers in the joint venture.
Every two weeks Caban Investments Ltd Group CEO, Dave Romero, will have discussions on entrepreneur/enterprise development at Look Out Hill — Khayelitsha. This will also create a culture where entrepreneurs learn new ways of assisting each other. It will also be used as a platform to give free business advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.