Logistics company to boost SMEs’ potential
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – DHL Express, the express logistics provider,will next month launch an entrepreneurial training programme in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA).
The scheme, Growing Beyond Borders, is set to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) understand the economic potential of international trade and the subsequent benefits to their businesses.
The company will be launching the programme in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Mauritius initially, followed shortly by South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Uganda.
Growing Beyond Borders will be expanded to a further 16 markets across SSA before the end of the first quarter of next year.
Hennie Heymans, Managing Director for DHL Express SSA, said the region continued to emerge as a growth market, so will the continent’s attractiveness for business expansion.
He added that the stable GDP forecasts for the Sub Saharan Africa region (4,6 percent in 2016 and 5 percent 2017).
Heymans said many SMEs develop a plan to grow their business internationally, but battle to turn this plan into a reality.
“Our Growing Beyond Borders programme will provide practical guidance on how to make the most out of the opportunities available, and assist SMEs to grow and connect across Sub Saharan Africa,” said the official.
– CAJ News
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