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The intention is to provide seed funding, access to finance and incubation to social enterprises for the next three years. The incubation entails training and mentorship, elements that will give you, the Social Entrepreneur, the much- needed support to grow and scale your business for greater social impact.

Through Barloworld Mbewu, we believe we can make a significant and lasting impact on social enterprises doing excellent work in our communities.


  • Organisations run by South African citizens
  • Organisations that are operational for more than one year
  • Organisations active in marginalised and previously disadvantaged communities are preferred
  • Organisations active in education, industrial technology, agro-processing, agriculture, green economy or groundbreaking social innovation/technology that addresses local challenges

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