FAQ

  • What is the Khumo Programme?

    The Khumo Programme is an intensive enterprise development programme which is sponsored by Assmang Ltd – Khumani Iron Ore. The objectives of the Khumo Programme are to develop sustainable smme’s, foster supply chain diversification, create employment opportunities, stimulate economic growth, and promote statutory compliance.

  • What does the Khumo Programme include?

    Non-financial assistance in the form of mentoring and essential business development interventions, as well financial assistance in the form of developmental capital.

  • How long is the Programme?

    10 Months

  • How does the selection process work?

    • Companies respond to the Request for Information (RFI) by submitting the required documentation.
    • Companies who have responded to the RFI are provided with an application form to complete and submit.
    • A selection process takes place which includes an evaluation of the application forms and required documentation, as well as the requirements and strategic objectives of the Khumo Programme.
    • A selected number of applicants are invited for an interview and assessment process, after which the final group of qualifying beneficiaries are selected.
  • Does the completion of the application form automatically include my company in the Khumo Programme?

    No, the completion of the application form does not guarantee that you will be selected or automatically include your company in the Khumo Programme.

  • Will I be contacted if my application is unsuccessful?

    Due to the high volume of applicants, we can unfortunately not contact each individual applicant. If you are not contacted, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

  • I just started my company – Can I apply for the Khumo Programme?

    Unfortunately not – The Khumo Programme is for companies who have been operational and trading for 12-months or more.

  • I am already a registered vendor / supplier to Khumani Mine – Can I apply for the Khumo Programme?

    Unfortunately not – The Khumo Programme is an enterprise development programme for companies who are not currently suppliers to Khumani Mine.

  • I do not have a BBBEE-Affidavit / Certificate – Can I apply for the Khumo Programme?

    Unfortunately not – Only companies with 51% or more black ownership with a valid BBBEE-Affidavit issued by CIPC or a valid sector specific BBBEE-Affidavit / Certificate will be considered.

  • My turnover is more than R50-Million per year – Can I apply for the Kumo Programme?

    Unfortunately not – The Khumo Programme is for companies who have an annual turnover of less than R50-Million and who are classified as an EME or QSE as per the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.

  • I am not situated in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality – Can I apply for the Khumo Programme?

    Unfortunately not – The Khumo Programme is for companies who are situated in the JTG-District Municipality with proof of address.

  • I provide non-mining related goods and services – Can I apply for the Khumo Programme?

    Yes! Although preference is afforded to mining-related companies, non-mining related companies will also be considered.

  • What is expected from me if I am selected?

    Your commitment to a mentoring session of 1 – 2 hours per week, completing assignments, as well as occasional workshops for the duration of the programme.