Sasopsbiz Foundation was established in 2017 as a social responsibility arm of the South African School of Practical Skills trading as Sasopsbiz. Ms Pumla Vilakazi the founder of Sasopsbiz is a social entrepreneur who is very passionate about women and youth empowerment. She left a very high ranking position in government to pursue her passion for entrepreneurship.
When we started our company Sasopsbiz which is a business incubator, we were inundated with calls for help from youth who wanted to start businesses and did not know where to go. NPOs, cooperatives and other people viewed us as a resource for help, but could not afford our services. We receive a number of requests for donations and we were able to contribute a little that we had. We then realised that there was a need to establish this arm of the company. We were also able to work with the Office of the Premier to implement a programme for girls called Phakamisa Girls Economic Empowerment under this foundation.