Opinion piece: Localisation of the supply chain supports SMMEs and translates to economic growth

By Hepsy Mkhungo, CEO and co-founder of Linkage Supply chain localisation could spell significant benefits for the South African economy, driving the development of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) – a sector that is central to the country’s economic recovery. Localisation essentially requires corporates to provide business opportunities, within the sphere of their own […]

R3.7m approved for distribution to affected SMME’s…so far

One Linkage is proud to announce the successful disbursement of the first set of grant funding from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The IDC established the Post Unrest Business Recovery Fund to address the urgent need to assist companies and entities affected by the unrest and looting which occurred in July 2021 in order to […]

#RiseUpSA – One Linkage announces funding partnership with the IDC

The Industrial Development Corporate (IDC) has partnered with One Linkage who will facilitate the sourcing and vetting of both formal and informal businesses of all B-BBEE levels who were directly affected by the looting and unrest that occurred in South Africa in July 2021. Qualifying businesses will receive support and recovery funding from the IDC. While all-inclusive of all types of […]

Press Release: Digitizing the enablement space

Digitizing the enablement space – boosting procurement supports business, diversity and sustainability  “If South Africa is to successfully drive job creation and achieve sustainable economic growth, the key is to enable large corporate support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs). The small business sector is instrumental to creating an inclusive economy and a better life for the previously marginalised…”   Download the […]

Hepsy Mkhungo speaks at the Sasol Built to Last Webinar Series

Our Founder and CEO, Hepsy Mkhungo is a panelist at the Sasol Built to Last Webinar series on the 17th August 2021. The series is focused on building sustainable and lasting businesses and this second in the series webinar is focused on “Opportunity to Improve”. This is an especially important topic to discuss given the recent unrest and looting that took place across […]

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Women In Biz

Hepsy Mkhungo speaks at the Women in Biz gathering Hepsy Mkhungo speaks at the Women in Biz gathering hosted by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. Women all over the world play an important role in facilitating family, political, and economic societal changes, and their role should be acknowledged, empowered, and encouraged. The Association of Allan […]

Opinion piece: Digitalisation of SMME enablement is key to their integration in corporate supply chains

By Hepsy Mkhungo, CEO of One Linkage If South Africa is to successfully drive job creation and achieve sustainable economic growth, the key is to enable large corporate support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs). The small business sector is instrumental to creating an inclusive economy and a better life for the previously marginalised. While large organisations are pressed to support smaller […]

One Linkage launches campaign for corporates to support SMMEs affected by unrest

One Linkage, a women-owned technology company, is putting its weight behind efforts to help small South African businesses recover from the spate of unrest that affected parts of the country in recent days. A week of looting and rioting has seen the destruction of thousands of businesses in the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, with many of these being Small, Medium and […]