What we do... (continued)
The objective is to ensure that development programmes are aligned with the DTI Codes of Good Practice, industry charters, integrated development plans (IDPs), Provincial Development Growth Plans(PGDPs) and are implemented in line with the principles of real broad based economic empowerment. Our team of multi-disciplinary specialists is in a position to provide unique solutions to our clients guided by the circumstances and challenges of each client. The solutions we provide are guided and informed by our vast knowledge and experience in the development and business sectors, the compliance requirements, the principles of broad based economic empowerment and, most important, the commitment to ensure that funds targeted for social development achieve visible impact for beneficiary communities and contributing companies and agencies.
The company has recently been approved by the Executive Adjudication Committee of the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Economic Development to be part of the panel of consultants that will be assisting the Department in the next three years (2008-2010).
SM Business Consultants operates nationally with its head office in Gauteng whilst leveraging off Grindrod’s existing office presence in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.
The social sector in South Africa is faced with a wide range of challenges. Principal among these are skills, infrastructure, products and services that are critical to drive broad based economic and social development with visible impact and greater outreach.
SM Business Consultants has a wealth of expertise and experience in the area of socio-economic development. Through a range of specialised services and products – underpinned by best practice systems and processes – SM Business Consultants is able to ensure that social development entities are managed in a sustainable manner that contributes to real broad based socio-economic development.
The SM Business Consultants team comprises of highly experienced individuals who have both business and development experience. The methodology and approach used by SM Business Consultants is aimed at:
- providing innovative solutions to socio-economic issues designed to meet the unique requirements of each client, empowerment and strengthening of communities targeted by our clients;
- informative input into our clients’ socio-economic development strategies;
- ensuring that our clients’ approach to socio-economic development remains relevant, practical and is able to deliver visible results;
- the emphasis is on service excellence and ensuring that through our expertise and experi ence, our clients are able to deliver on their mandates