ABOUT US

Growth is the only evidence of life.

SMTDC is a manufacturing Business Incubation Centre established and registered as a legal NPO in 2008. The SMTDC was established as part of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) programme to increase Manufacturing Support Incubation Centre in South Africa particularly targeted towards BBBEE. The Centre has over the years swiftly promoted economic growth and SMME development in the Tshwane Municipality (South Africa), as part of government’s poverty alleviation and economic growth strategies, by employing manufacturing technologies in order to help entrepreneurs create new manufacturing businesses. The SMTDC stands to be an important role player in the creation and dissemination of knowledge and best practices in this regard.

VISION

To be a partner of choice as a Township Incubator in the City of Tshwane (CoT), contributing to local economic development of Township Entrepreneurs and Enterprises through an Inclusive Innovation and service delivery model

MISSION

To be a partner of choice as a Township Incubator in the City of Tshwane (CoT), contributing to local economic development of Township Entrepreneurs and Enterprises through an Inclusive Innovation and service delivery model

VALUES

Values Integrity: We take full accountability of projects and funding with which we are entrusted. Customer centricity: We exercise respect and provide best value to all our clients.

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Goals and Objectives of the Incubator

1. Create a sustainable Township Open Hub business incubator.

2. Contribute to the creation and development of sustainable township enterprises.

3. Build a recognizable brand that will enhance trust and reliability

Board of Directors

Dr Charity Mbileni-Morema

Chairperson and Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Lolita Dyi

City of Tshwane – SMME development

Nokwanda Khoza

Seda representative

I have a total of 15 years working experience. I have 3 years of increasing staff development, program administration, active involvement in the process of training needs analysis for the Seda Practitioners nationally, creating learning initiatives according to the organization or stakeholder needs including BBB-EE transformational needs.

leveraging on learning solutions to achieve training and capacity building learning objectives.  I have demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining best practices to sustain business goals, advance training initiatives and business assessment tools of trade certification.

 I have over 8 years of experience in middle management,.  I have a positive attitude, an open mind and willingness to learn.  I have a drive to promote life-long learning practices and 6+ years as a trainer.   I am results-oriented and work towards meeting and exceeding organisational and stakeholder partnership goals.

 I have worked as an Educator for the Department of Education,  Forensic Science Analyst and Senior Forensic Analyst for the SAPS (Forensic Science Laboratory), Specialist: Quality and Standards and currently Manager: Training and Capacity Building.

 Some mottos that keep me going: Do you boo, find and bring light wherever you are with whatever task or situation you are faced with.  Know that you are not money, and you will not be loved by all.

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Mokgadi Mogokare

Legal Person and Independent Non-Executive Director

I am an Admitted Attorney and Conveyancer, practising in Gauteng jurisdiction with a Legal Practice called Morata Mogokare Incorporated which I am a Founder and Managing Director. I possess a B. Proc Degree obtained in 1999 from University of Limpopo

Post Graduate Diploma in Contracts Drafting and Municipal Finance Management Training from University of Witwatersrand. I am passionate about Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. I served as an Attorney in both Corporate and Public Environment and also acted as a Magistrate for the District Court. Have served as a member of different Boards, Audit Committees and different Tribunals both for Public and Private entities.

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Our Team

PHUMUDZO MADZUNYA

Center Manager

An experienced Business Development Manager, with a sound understanding of the SME landscape, Phumudzo Madzunya enjoyed a career history of growing company’s assets, developing solutions for customer success and establishing long-term industry relationships.

A certified Growthwheel Business Coach, Phumudzo offers 15 years’ experience in the business development environment. She possesses a portfolio of introducing advancements during her previous tenure as the Centre Manager of the Downstream Aliminium Centre for Technology, where she led the centre’s recapitalisation programme.
Highly organised and committed to customer satisfaction, Phumudzo’s depth of experience and knowledge, has supported client’s access to funding, training and other development opportunities.
Along with a BCom in Marketing Management, Phumudzo is invested in ongoing professional and personal development to ensure she maintains consistently high standards in all areas of responsibility.
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Mahlodi Moloantoa

Finance Officer

Goal-orientated Finance Officer offering 8 years with sound experience within non-profit

organization and cooperate companies with accurate record of financial reporting, budget management, payroll process and excellent understanding of Accounting Principles. Highly organised, Results / Deadlines Driven – ability to withstand extreme pressure and dedicated to Service Excellence – goes the extra mile! Independent worker, yet competent team member.
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Mabona Matheba

Bookkeeper

I  Am passionate about finance and helping entrepreneurs in getting their books in order. I have a background

in accounting as I completed my National higher certificate in accountancy and National diploma accounting at the Tshwane university of technology.
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Lerato Moloto

Receptionist

An experienced Office Administration duties, Front Desk skills and Customer Service Consultant.

Lerato Moloto was awarded a Superior
 Customer Service Certificate at Sanral where she worked for 5 years as a Customer Service Consultant and as a Service Desk operator and also served 1 year at Correctional Service in the monitoring industry as Electronic Monitoring of Offenders. She then utilized her Office skills at Tshwane University of Technology at the Office of the Registrar, Admission Office where she liaised with student, lectures, Professors and the Dean as a Data Capturer. Lerato is now a Receptionist at the South African Manufacturing Technology Demonstration Centre (SMTDC) which she plays a key role in the organisation’s management, as she entrusted with welcoming clients & directing them appropriately, interacting with clients via emails, phone calls and in person. As an employee undertaking the role of a receptionist she must show good organisational, communication and customer service skills in order to ensure efficiency. As a fast learner Lerato is now assisting their Business Development Officers with Growthwheel and recruitment Schedule and is willing to learn and expand with the company
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Basana Baloyi

Office Assistant

Basana Baloyi is an Entrepreneurship Graduate ,National Diploma and has completed her Business

Administration Degree, Bachelor Technology through the Tshwane University of Technology. She has previously been a Book Keeper and  Company administrator for Pure Valley Juice Pty Ltd, as well as held roles at the Tshwane University of Technology in their student assistant programs.
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Rodney Manaso

Technical Specialist

Rodney joined  SMTDC in 2021 as a Technical specialist.  in 2019 he  was a  facilitator at EDRO Educational

Robotics,  while he was teaching coding to a previously disadvantage community.With a background in machine learning, robotics, coding and 3D printing. In 2011 he graduated with his first Diploma in Digital fabrication. After his graduation Rodney worked at the CSIR  fablab as an operational  facilitator in 2012 and worked as a  Robotics Engineer  at Global Robotics.

  2018 he started developing his first talking robot Genesis 1 .Rodney founded a technology company called  I Innovation and Research Lab in 2019  because he saw a huge gab in his previously disadvantaged community, his company is operating in block TT CLINIC Soshanguve, Pretoria and made a huge impact in developing  younger, aspiring technologists  in  robotics and coding , it will make an impact in their lives and it was during the course of engaging these youth that Rodney developed the idea of helping STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths )  students know their potential through revolutionizing the science of robotics.

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David Sekhoto

Technical Specialist

My name is DAVID SEKHOTO I live in Soshanguve. I studied at mabopane high school and obtain my high school

certificate in year 2005, In year 2006 I furthered my electrical engineering heavy current N –courses  studies, at tshwane north college until year 2008 where I obtained my N1-N4 national certificate ,In year 2009 I went to do single and three phase  electrical engineering practicals at technical further education and training,In year 2010 I went for an electrical learnership program for a year

.I’ve started my first job at colbyn electrical as an assistance electrician from year 2011 until 2014,In year 2015 I obtain my electrician trade certificate at Indlela institution for the national development   where I continued working as an electrician until 2017 ,In year 2018 I worked at praga technical as an operator until june 2019,from july I worked at maintenance doing electrical maintenance until august 2021 .

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Maureen Makola

Business Development Assistant

A reliable, motivated, independent self-starter and dynamic Business Developer with initiative.

Passionate about developing entrepreneurs with 8 years working in the incubation industry. National Diploma in Marketing and a proven record of  ensuring good business advice, client relations and a team player.

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Tebogo Mokonoto

Business Development Assistant

Tebogo Mokonoto is a self-motivated and highly driven person, her 5 years’ experience in Project management

has led her develop the love and passion to work with SMEs by helping them grow their businesses as a result to change the economic status. It’s been her biggest honour to play a small part in supporting the SME’s by coaching and assisting them to meet their business objectives as they reach new heights
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SMTDC is a manufacturing Business Incubation Centre established and registered as a legal NPO in 2008.

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Corner Aubrey Matlala Road and College Road, Block L, Soshanguve, Pretoria 012 730 8021

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