Tourism Business Incubator

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Welcome to the SATSA Tourism Business Incubator, where innovation and success converge. 



In May 2022, following the SATSA Annual Conference, we launched a pioneering initiative to empower emerging tourism entrepreneurs. Our Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) service enables SATSA members to support up-and-coming businesses, facilitating their contribution towards the enterprise development (ED) and supplier development (SD) components of the B-BBEE scorecard.


Join us as a key player in the tourism industry's future, helping to cultivate the next wave of leaders. Our program, designed with agility and efficiency in mind, connects members and partners within a supportive network, ensuring high-impact assistance for all involved.


The inaugural year of the programme witnessed remarkable achievements, securing R5,5 million in enterprise and supplier development funding. This significant financial contribution led to an astounding increase in the monthly turnover of the top three incubatees by over R750,000, coupled with the creation of more than 20 new jobs.


Developed in collaboration with Sigma International, the Business Incubation program is tailored to drive transformation within the tourism sector, guided by our commitment to Access, Inclusivity, and Diversity. Participants in this program will find a wealth of resources, networking opportunities, and expert guidance, setting the stage for their success in the vibrant tourism marketplace.


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Member Partners


We are proud to list our current partners as follows:



Currently, over 30 beneficiaries are funded by our member partners.

Incubatee businesses are new enterprises and/or current suppliers and vary across sectors, from tourism services to waste management, furniture manufacturing, sweet manufacturing, and even a business that repurposes used linen into school uniforms for underprivileged children.

By engaging the services of our beneficiaries, you can rest assured that you are partnering with a reputable and supported business. 


View business profiles and contact them directly by clicking on the links below. 






Camping Khapela

Rethabile Guest House



Accommodation - Camping & Outdoor Experience 

Accommodation - Bed & Breakfast

Contact Karabo Sepharatla 

Contact Jacob Motlamme

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Cleaning Services




Industrial Washers - IndiWash

Organic Matters



Cleaning Services - Industrial Laundry Services

Cleaning Services - Grease Trap Services

Contact Pamela Mphuthi

Contact Siya Sigcau



Tendani Maintenance

Wasiza Trade and Invest



Cleaning Services - Waste Refusal 

Cleaning Services - Cleaning and Sanitising

Contact Koketso Sekete

Contact Wanda Sowazi







Adnasah Trading






Contact Zama Mpanza








Ashok Narsai Interiors

Isu Elihle Projects



Design Interior - Interior Design 

Design Interior - Carpeting & Upholstery

Contact Ashok Narsai

Contact Michael Majola



Morake AA Décor

Top Class Landscaping Projects



Design Interior- Upholstery & Cushions

Design Exterior - Landscaping & Gardening 

Contact Anna Ramokoka

Contact Solomon Phungwayo

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Food & Beverage




Asmara Coffee

Forest Fairies Sweet Company



Food & Beverage - Coffee 

Food & Beverage - Sweets & Chocolates 

Contact Buhle Magwentshu

Contact Thejes Khan

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Meropa Casino Banqueting

Olive Ridge Holdings



Food & Beverage - Events Banqueting 

Food & Beverage - Fresh Produce (fruit, vegetables, milk & eggs)

Contact Thidiela Zwotea

Contact Terrence Maluke



Roska Artisan Ice-Cream




Food & Beverage - Artisan Ice-Cream, Frozen Food & Beverages


Contact Roshni Morar




Health Tourism




Relax Spas


Western Cape


Health Tourism - Hospitality, Wellness, Travel & Tourism


Contact Noli Mini


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Bloom Afrika Skills Academy

King's Manufacturers Holdings

Western Cape


Manufacturing - Linen Products (circular economy)

Manufacturing - Signage Manufacturers

Contact Danolene Johanssen

Contact Selby Nkosi


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Kumbula Mouldings




Manufacturing - Hand Crafted & Painted Curios


Contact Alex Banda




Security Services 




JC Security SA

LRM Protection Services



Security Services

Security Services

Contact Edith Mahabo

Contact Derrick Moseiea



Tour Operator & Transport




Gabriel On The Go

Point Squared Shuttles



Tour Operator - Transport and Tours


Contact Gabriel Chauke

Contact Ashley Liddle



Sussurros De Africa

Theos Tours and Culture



Tour Operator 

Tour Operator - Cultural tours and tour guide

Contact Andile Kleinbooi

Contact Xolani Gina

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Ubizo Tourism and Events

Vomba Tours and Safaris

Western Cape


Tour Operator and Destination Management Company 

Tour Operator

Contact Sabu Siyaka

Contact Dzunisani Hlongwane

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Zaf Travel and Tourism

Zintokazi Afrika



Tour Operator with wheels

Tour Operator 

Contact Vishal Govind

Contact Zaithoon Maziya

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Support Offered


Business incubation support, facilitated by Sigma International, is based on in-depth needs assessments and includes, amongst others:


  • Assistance with financial record-keeping and management accounts
  • Business linkages and market access support
  • Assistance with funding plans and facilitation of business funding
  • Business and marketing mentorship
  • Zoom Couch sessions and Fireside Chats with Guest Speakers (for example Robbie Brozin, Co-Founder of Nandos)


Sigma International utilises a partnership model of support, with key business support partners including SAICA ED, PUM Netherlands Senior Experts Programme (technical business support such as Solar Energy Coaching), and others.


Getting Involved


Should you wish to partner on what we hope will become the largest network of Tourism Business Incubators, starting with the National Department of Tourism and having been adopted by FEDHASA and ASATA, please contact us as follows:


Akash Sign, Sigma International -

Hannelie du Toit, SATSA –