JOHANNESBURG – It was a proud night as 35 property entrepreneurs celebrated the completion of 6 months of property entrepreneurship training with TUHF.
“Although TUHF has offered training to our clients before, this programme is the first of its kind; facilitated by Professor Francois Viruly from UCT and Henry Chitsulo from Bold Moves and endorsed by UCT’s Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment,” said Lusanda Netshitenzhe, Development Impact Manager at TUHF.
“Our training programme is designed to strengthen our client’s property investment knowledge & skills and to support them in growing their property portfolios. These entrepreneurs are catalysts in contributing to job creation, urban regeneration, local economic development and ultimately multiplying our economy,” continued Netshitenzhe.
The keynote speaker Sonja Loggenberg from the National Treasury’s Jobs Fund emphasized her respect and appreciation of entrepreneurs, the challenges entrepreneurs face and how critical their contribution is to the economy and society as a whole in moving South Africa forward.
Professor Francois Viruly, Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town’s Department of Construction Economics and Management saluted the graduates: “We have men and women here tonight who might not have had a formal tertiary education, but who have had the courage to move themselves forward to become property entrepreneurs and to further their knowledge through completing this programme.”
The 35 entrepreneurs attended the programme over the last 6 months working both individually and in groups to learn about topics such as property valuations, property development, property management, property law and property tax among others. Three groups were recognised and received awards for their well-researched projects which demonstrated that the intended learning outcomes of the programme were achieved.
TUHF is a non-bank financial services provider giving access to finance to entrepreneurs for the purchase, refurbishment or conversion of inner city properties to multi-unit residential or mixed-use projects.
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