Bizniz in a Box

The Bizniz in a Box Youth Empowerment Programme was approved within SIOC-CDT at the end of 2017 and is currently in implementation in Thabazimbi. By October 2020, a total of 27 entrepreneurs had benefitted from this programme with five permanent jobs created. The aim is to establish youth-owned enterprises in the retail sectors. Locals youths are given an opportunity to sustain themselves through self-employment, thereby securing their own livelihoods and their families’.

Exposure to the programme offers an opportunity for growth and development, as well as a chance to own a micro-business. Youth are encouraged to start thinking differently about other opportunities outside of their spaza shop (possibly through the cluster model), such as opening up a franchised business.


7 Male, 20 Female


R355 476


5 Permanent 


R96 617.06

About Us

SIOC-CDT's primary goal is to implement sustainable socio-economic initiatives through partnering with key stakeholders to ensure that beneficiary communities have sustainable income and are empowered to thrive beyond the lifespan of the mine.

Witnessed fraud or corruption?

Stay Informed