Calling ambitious female entrepreneurs! Apply for the Standard Bank Basali Program 2024, designed to elevate your business over a 12-month virtual journey.

standard bank basali program
standard bank basali program

Tailored workshops and masterclasses, strategically structured, aim to fortify your business for resilience and success.

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Launched in November 2021, in collaboration with Giving Wings, the Basali Development Programme annually guides female entrepreneurs through practical online sessions led by subject experts.

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“Basali,” derived from Southern Sotho, means ‘women.’ The program has made significant strides, impacting over 200 businesses in South Africa. It provides essential knowledge, skills, and access to funding, markets, and development.

Take this opportunity to propel your business to new heights. Apply now and embark on a transformative journey with the Standard Bank Basali Development Program.

Eligibility Criteria for Standard Bank Basali Program

Business ownership: Must be a black women-owned business with 51% or more ownership (as defined by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act).

Registration: The business must be registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).

Citizenship: The beneficiary must be a South African citizen conducting business in South Africa.

Revenue: Total annual revenue should be less than R10 million.

Viability: The business should demonstrate commercially viable operations with foreseeable growth.

Exclusions: Should not be an alumni of the Basali Development Programme and not currently employed by Standard Bank.

Benefits of Standard Bank Basali Program 

Basali offers:

  • Elevate your business strategy with knowledge, skills, and tools for sustainability and profitability.
  • Access opportunities for financial support through Standard Bank-sponsored grant funding.
  • Ignite your inner power to stay inspired, motivated, and committed to your entrepreneurial journey.
  • Connect with business coaches, subject matter experts, and like-minded entrepreneurs dedicated to your growth.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2023,



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