At Property Point, we’re passionate about small business. We’re driven by the belief that small business can make a big impact – and we’re committed to providing the tools, skills and support to make it happen.
We’re about empowering and uplifting communities through job creation. We’re about understanding entrepreneurs and walking the journey with them to reach their full potential.
Property Point is the enterprise development initiative created by Growthpoint Properties, South Africa’s largest JSE-listed property company.
Property Point is dedicated to unlocking opportunities for SMEs operating in South Africa’s property sector.
Established in 2008, Property Point has been a proud catalyst for successful enterprise development. Our carefully developed two-year programme provides entrepreneurs with the skills, training and personal development support they need to develop their enterprises into fully independent companies.
Property Point understands that SMEs are crucial to the success of South Africa’s economy. We also understand that even the most determined small businesses face steep challenges on the path to growth.
The Property Point team is committed to empowering entrepreneurs with the skills and training needed to succeed in the property industry – one success story at a time. Partnership and collaborating for success is at the heart of Property Point.
While one objective is to link SMEs with procurement opportunities, our greater aim is to make a more meaningful impact by nurturing a vibrant SME sector to enable economic growth, job creation and transformation in South Africa.
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Since 2008, Property Point has made enormous strides in growing small business and entrepreneurs. Today, as an award-winning enterprise and supplier development initiative, we’re proud of the progress and success of the growing number of enterprises which have graduated from our two year programme.
The achievements of our entrepreneurs and their businesses continue to drive our passion for the programme.
“I’m passionate about unearthing the potential within people.”
Shawn has over 15 years of experience in senior management roles in both corporate and non-governmental sectors. His diverse development expertise includes designing and implementing business support services, creating market linkages between SMMEs and large corporate entities; managed and delivered complex local, regional and international projects. Outside of his role as founder of Property Point and Entrepreneurship to the Point he is the Corporate Social Responsibility Executive at the largest JSE listed property company in South Africa and President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce (JCCI). Shawn is also Chair of the Social Enterprise Africa (SEAA) board and sits on multiple executive boards, including the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).
“I am privileged to work in an environment that enables small business development and growth to achieve economic transformation.”
Desigan is a Transformation Strategist experienced in B-BBEE, Enterprise and Supplier Development, BBBEE compliance, refining Corporate Strategy and Business Planning. He has specialist knowledge in initiating, spearheading and implementing products and programmes aimed at accelerating economic transformation. Desigan holds a BCom, CAIB (SA) degree.
“I am passionate about transformation and inclusive growth.”
She is a transformation /development finance professional with over 5 years in that industry. She has worked as an Investment Associate, with exposure to both the Pre-Investment and Post-Investment space. One of her notable achievements is being on a Covid-19 Relief Fund Task Team both as a Transactor and subsequently as a Post Investment Associate. She also served as Deputy Chairperson of the Employment Equity Committee in a listed financial services company, where she played a role in putting together an Employment Equity Plan for submission to the Department of Labour.
"You’re never going to kill storytelling because it’s built in the human plan. We come with it.”
Camryn is passionate about creating content that connects with people through telling stories that captures the hearts of her audiences. She believes that storytelling can help people express their individual voices and that every person has something to say. As a creative, she wants to help storytellers express that voice in factual, entertaining, and thought-provoking ways. She is open to learning more about the growing industry and would like to expand her horizons by gaining a wide variety of work experiences. Her belief in creating a diverse environment for individuals feeds her passion of working in different spaces where she can experience many different roles. She has just over 4 years of experience in the creative industry and thrives in creating content through corporate and entertainment spaces. Outside of the marketing industry, she has produced short films that have been showcased at SterKinerkor cinemas and continues to grow in her content production.
“It is such an amazing experience to be part of a team that is committed to creating an environment that enables growth and sustainability of a small and growing business.”
Nomtha is a passionate community and youth development enthusiast. She is very customer service orientated and results driven. Nomtha participates in various youth and community development programmes that focus on learning and development with the aim of cultivating a positive attitude about “self”, and community.
“To bring a true sense inspiration, technology, and innovation to every *Entrepreneur”
Clint Higgins is a University of Stellenbosch alumnus, holding a master’s in Development Finance and various other business qualifications. He studied part-time over the last 9 years and is a seasoned Supply Chain Management expert with 14 years of experience within public and private sector organisations. Clint is passionate about supply chain management, transformation, sustainable economic development and small business development. He has been instrumental in the setup of multifaceted Department of Health facility upgrades and has been a Supply Chain Management advisor for multidisciplinary projects for the City of Cape Town.
“Building sustainable growing enterprises by facilitating equal opportunity in procurement.”
Clement is a seasoned Enterprise and Supplier Development Practitioner with over 16 years of experience in the small business development sector. His qualifications comprise a National Diploma in Accounting and a BCompt. Clement heads up the programme management function within the business.
“I have found a life worth leaping out of bed for every day at Property Point, we do meaningful work that contributes to the inclusive growth of the South African economy.”
Khutjo started as a graduate intern and is now Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) at Property Point. He holds a BSc in Physical and Mineral Sciences majoring in Mathematics and Physics. His role also includes research, with a keen interest in impact investing in South Africa.
“As a failed entrepreneur myself, I am most fulfilled when working in spaces that support entrepreneurs to grow and excel” Fazlyn has over 15years experience offering strategic marketing communications in global contexts. She is a GIBS Business School alumnus where she completed Management Development, Leading Women, Finance and Social Entrepreneurship qualifications. She has lived and worked in Asia and Guinea, West Africa and has travelled to over 29 countries while employed in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship development organisations. Fazlyn is a failed entrepreneur having started and sold three businesses. She is committed to creating marketing comms campaigns that elevate the conversation of entrepreneurship in South Africa and the world.
“When you shut down vulnerability, you shut down opportunity” Brene Brown Carmine has a communications qualification specialising in Public Relations and has obtained a Management Diploma from Gordon Institute of Business Science. She has worked in the media and construction industry for a collective 17 years and has a broad range of skills. Carmine has extensive experience in operations management, project and programme management, strategy development and client relations. She enjoys building and nurturing relationships, thrives on development both personally and in business, and has strong interpersonal communication skills.
“I am passionate about making a positive contribution towards Africa’s socio-economic transformation.”
Maphefo is a Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Analyst at Property Point with experience as a researcher for various economic think tanks.
She holds an MSc Industrialisation, Trade and Development (Cum Laude), BCom Honours Development Theory and Policy and a BCom Economics.
“Small businesses are the backbone of society, supporting them brings joy.”
Sipetile began her career in Multimedia production and later found a deep interest in the BEE and Socioeconomic Development fields. She has several years’ experience in economic and empowerment development consulting focusing on BEE and corporate responsibility. She has also taken a special interest in thought leadership and education and their impact on social and business transformation.
“Working with a team that assists people in their journey to realise their dreams; and giving them the keys to reach their full potential while contributing to their personal excellence is very fulfilling.”
Leandra is a dedicated individual, a self-starter, a networker, an implementer who is result-orientated, always ready for a challenge to apply her creative spark and entrepreneurial spirit. She has worked with a flexible approach in previous HR Officer, Training and Project co-Ordinator, Event and Personal Assistant positions.
“Coaching people towards realising their dreams – that’s what I get to do every day!”
Hannes is a Programme Manager at Property Point with over 9 years’ experience. He is a qualified Personal Mastery Coach and is driven by a passion for developing entrepreneurs to reach their full potential.
“Understanding the value and effect you have on someone’s lifestyle is priceless”
Bradley completed his Bachelor of Social Science degree in Psychology and Industrial Psychology (UKZN) and fulfils a Program Management function at Property Point.
“What fulfils me in life is knowing that what I am doing makes a difference in other people’s lives.”
Mmapula is a Development Studies honours graduate who is passionate about assisting in eradicating poverty in South Africa through proper implementation of projects and programmes. She enjoys working with people and wants to make a difference in people’s lives.
“Enthralled by the coming together of minds to create and maintain opportunity and growth for enterprises in the corporate space.”
Ntsako is a self-motivated individual with over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. She has knowledge in quantity surveying and construction management and holds degrees in the same. Ntsako has a passion for local economic development and growth.
“I’m a young woman with a mind for business and a heart for the community.”
Letlhogonolo is an Economics graduate, Enactus Alumni, a young woman with a mind for business and a heart for the community who strongly believes that entrepreneurship is not just about profits but is about changing lives. Letlhogonolo is a graduate intern working closely with the monitoring and evaluation team at Property Point.
“I’m passionate about seeing change in our country and I’m proud to be contributing towards change.”
Nicole is passionate about working with people. A free-spirited individual, who has the drive and willingness to learn. A team player, that takes pride in helping other people. A self-motivated individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills and demonstrates the utmost discretion and integrity in her role.
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