The SEDA Limpopo Jewellery Incubator (SLJI) is a small business focused Limpopo-based incubator established to contribute towards creating economic opportunities through developing and supporting emerging jewellery businesses from historically disadvantaged communities. Following 5 years of existence, the SLJI (henceforth to be referred to as the Centre) seeks to reposition itself as a centre of excellence that is a recognisable and strong brand in Limpopo, throughout South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and internationally.
Legal Status and Governance of SLJI
SLJI is a non-profit organization registered in terms of the NPO Act number 77 of 1997 and section 21 companies Act. Seda Limpopo Jewellery Incubator was founded in 2009 by the Limpopo Provincial Government with the help of European Union Funding.
SLJI operates from its main incubation centre at 120 Rivier Street, Ladine, Polokwane. SLJI draws its clients and works with disadvantaged youth in Limpopo province.
Seda Limpopo Jewellery Incubator (SLJI) is a renowned Jewellery incubation centre based in Polokwane. The centre focuses on generating sustainable small jewellery manufacturing and designing youth owned businesses, transferring of jewellery skills and practical mentoring and coaching of learners to ensure the availability of properly skilled manpower for the jewellery industry.
Underlying Philosophy and Methodology
SLJI’s philosophy is to help the people of Limpopo benefit from the abundant mineral resources by participating in the production of value added jewellery products that meet international standards and market.
The following are key strategic services offered by the Incubator:
- Technical Jewellery skills training
- Learnership in Jewellery design and manufacturing
- Small business development and training in the jewellery sector
- Business mentoring and coaching
- Access to market for jewellery products
- Manufacturing of custom-made jewellery products
Support Services on Red Case
12 Rivier Street
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