Testimonials

Delivering on our mission and vision is a true passion of each and every Angel. We do not expect awards or accolades and measure our success in the feedback we get from our wonderful entrepreneurial communities and in their success.

That being said, when we do receive praise and acknowledgement, we appreciate it and share it as a team achievement.

Shaunilene Mntlane owner of Ikhaya Fresh Food & Take Aways Hanover Northern Cape – Enterprise Development Programme 2021 Sponsored by Solar Capital De Aar:

Message from Shaunilene to aspiring business entrepreneurs,
“Starting your own business is not easy, it takes a LOT … a lot of time, a lot of energy, a lot of sacrifices, a lot of setbacks – even a lot of disappointments, but it will be worth it in the end! So if you fall, get up and ride again – but this time make sure you know where the potholes are … ride the marathon until you have reached the finishing line – because that is where your season is!”

Angels delivered real results to local business entrepreneur and Angels Enterprise Development Programme #BusinessHero. Charmaine Baardman, owner of Mamfene’s Take Aways in Britstown.

What a wonderful moment when Angels Resource Centres Chris Vermeulen dropped off a delivery bike at Mamfene’s Take Away in Britstown. Charmaine Baardman could hardly hold back the tears. This new asset means she will now be able to take her business to the next level by including delivery services, taking hot meals to her clients and this will also help her stay in business despite lockdown restrictions.

With thanks to our sponsors De Aar Solar Power for helping us making a difference, one entrepreneur at a time!

Este-Lee Nel is one of five Gr 12 learners from Loeriesfontein, in the Northern Cape, who have recently learned that they will be financially supported through their third-level studies.They were selected from applicants – many from disadvantaged backgrounds – who as Grade 12 pupils attended an Angels bursary roadshow last October.

Now a first-year student at Boland FET College, in Paarl, Este-Lee told how the funding from Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms lifts one burden in working towards a National Certificate (Vocational) in Civil Engineering and Building Construction.

She said: “This helps me to get one step closer to my big dream of becoming one of our country’s female engineers. The bursary relieves me financially so that I can stay focused on my studies and give my best.”

We are members of PETCO, keeping us abreast of the Waste Management and Recycling environment. This industry holds incredible opportunities for rural development and job creation. Recently our Northern Cape CEO was awarded the PETCO prize for the Best Community Breakthrough Initiative for our “Big Waste Wake-up” programme.

Our Group CEO is part of the Department of Small Business and European Union Round Table Policy Framework participating in workshops related to policies for small business and rural development.

She also participates in discussions on rural development strategies and programme designs at engagements with the official Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office in South Africa.

Kenny, a participant in the Bokamoso Solar Youth Development Programme in the town of Kanana, gave us this apology after attending the Job Skills workshop:

“I won’t be able to make it to the next workshop as I found work at Checkers in Klerksdorp. I will be starting tomorrow and I really don’t know when am I going to be free. Let me take this opportunity to send my positive love and gratitude for the wonderful lessons you’ve given me through the youth programme. I appreciate all your efforts and kindness towards the community of Kanana. Please forward my message the Angels team.”

When asked what Angels Resource Centres support and mentorship has meant to him, Leslie said” There are no words that can describe what a blessing my Angels mentor André, has been to me. He is a man of great integrity, who has come alongside me and journeyed with me. His patience and guidance with business proposals and personal struggles alike have supported me incredibly. He is so much more than a business advisor!”

Leslie van Rooyen.
Youth 4 Change Global