Corporate sponsors

Make your spend count towards a
better South Africa

Corporate sponsors

Make your spend count towards a
better South Africa

Optimise your BEE scorecard in the pillars of Enterprise and Supplier Development, Skills Development and Socio-Economic Development. Our hands-on approach and continual monitoring ensures a seamless verification process. For larger investments, we can create a flagship programme for your company, building your brand recognition and credibility.

why Riversands?

We have the scale to make a real difference

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Meaningful impact

We have the scale to make a real difference and delivering services on campus means that expenses are lowered while impact is maximised. As a registered non-profit company, our business is built around the entrepreneurs we serve, and not out bottom line. This means that 100% of the funds sponsored go directly to small business development.

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Hassle-free BEE points

We guarantee you the maximum BEE scorecard points for every Rand spent. We provide all the necessary paperwork and support to meet the most stringent BEE auditing requirements. All our programmes comply with the requirements of the new B-BBEE codes.

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Meaningful impact

We have the scale to make a real difference and delivering services on campus means that expenses are lowered while impact is maximised. As a registered non-profit company, our business is built around the entrepreneurs we serve, and not out bottom line. This means that 100% of the funds sponsored go directly to small business development.

rih-corporate-sponsorship-icons-hassle-free-bee-1-300x300
Hassle-free BEE points

We guarantee you the maximum BEE scorecard points for every Rand spent. We provide all the necessary paperwork and support to meet the most stringent BEE auditing requirements. All our programmes comply with the requirements of the new B-BBEE codes.

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Supplier choice

Our campus is home to 160 diverse black-owned businesses on our databases. With many industries represented, we are bound to find synergies with your organisation.

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Enhanced brand

Riversands is an innovative, ambitious and exciting initiative to be involved with. Join other leading organisations as a key contributor to this ground-breaking private-public partnership. Work with us to create your own flagship programme that carries your name and brand identity.

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Supplier choice

Our campus is home to 160 diverse black-owned businesses with over 300 off-campus businesses on our databases. With many industries represented, we are bound to find synergies with your organisation.

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Enhanced brand

Riversands is an innovative, ambitious and exciting initiative to be involved with. Join other leading organisations as a key contributor to this ground-breaking private-public partnership. Work with us to create your own flagship programme that carries your name and brand identity.

Proud member of

International Business Innovation Association (InBIA)

Riversands Incubation Hub is a member of International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) – the go-to organization providing industry best practices for business incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, and other entrepreneurship support organizations dedicated to nurturing startups in their communities.

Introducing Lynx: the beginnings of scalable SME support
View your sponsorship
in action

Lynx is an online SME support platform that connects our SME Development team to the entrepreneurs based on campus and Riversands alumni still receiving services.

For sponsors, Lynx allows us to give them a real-time view into the impact of their funds and how we are applying them. Sponsors can log in directly for a view of their portfolios, also seeing the needs and challenges. At their discretion, sponsors are able to become more deeply involved with the entrepreneurs they’re supporting.

Riversands

Case studies

Coca-Cola

Riversands has allowed Coca-Cola South Africa achieve its global objective of empowering female entrepreneurs while also encouraging recycling activities. During the course of 2017, the Riversands team worked with Coca-Cola to ensure targets were met and women’s lives were improved in meaningful ways.

Vibramech

A strong BEE scorecard is essential for doing business in South Africa’s mining sector. Vibramech, South Africa’s largest manufacturer of vibrating mineral processing equipment, entrusted Riversands to deliver maximum BEE scorecard benefit across the pillars of Enterprise and Supplier Development, Skills Development and Socio-Economic Development.

Nedbank

Nedbank, also one of the tenants at Riversands, has been a proud supporter of the project since its inception. In 2016 to 2017, the firm’s sponsorship catalysed support for more than 100 entrepreneurs while leveraging the existing Riversands ecosystem to create a multiplier effect.

Riversands

Case studies

Coca-Cola

Riversands has allowed Coca-Cola South Africa achieve its global objective of empowering female entrepreneurs while also encouraging recycling activities. During the course of 2017, the Riversands team worked with Coca-Cola to ensure targets were met and women’s lives were improved in meaningful ways.

Vibramech

A strong BEE scorecard is essential for doing business in South Africa’s mining sector. Vibramech, South Africa’s largest manufacturer of vibrating mineral processing equipment, entrusted Riversands to deliver maximum BEE scorecard benefit across the pillars of Enterprise and Supplier Development, Skills Development and Socio-Economic Development.

Nedbank

Nedbank, also one of the tenants at Riversands, has been a proud supporter of the project since its inception. In 2016 to 2017, the firm’s sponsorship catalysed support for more than 100 entrepreneurs while leveraging the existing Riversands ecosystem to create a multiplier effect.

Read our annual stakeholder report 2019

We are pleased to share our annual stakeholder report. As we marked our fourth birthday in September 2019, we celebrated some notable achievements. For 2019 the occupancy rate was 93% for our business units and mini-factories. From September 2018 to August 2019, we recorded a cumulative turnover of over R412- million on campus with an excess of R155-million paid in salaries and wages by the small businesses we support. The development of Riversands Incubation Hub and the broader commercial precinct has resulted in 2 419 short term and 929 permanent jobs.

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