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Welcome to SSACI
The Swiss-South African Cooperation Initiative is a public-private
partnership in development between the
Swiss and South African
governments and Swiss and South African companies.

It opens up
new pathways to employment for young
South Africans through
skills training and innovative
development projects.

Through SSACI, Swiss companies and the Swiss government have
together committed over R100'000'000 to skills development for
South African youths. Working alongside government and
with other development agencies, SSACI has developed
and implemented
projects that can be taken to scale for maximum





Business development services for 10 emerging tourism enterprises in Cape Town


1 year, 2004-5
Lead Agency SA Institute for Advancement


  • R530'000


10 businesses serviced, with 7 reporting significant increases in revenue, profits and staff levels
Salient lessons
  • The most critical factor for the success of small enterprises is access to markets
  • Tourism is a relationship-driven industry, which is inimical to new entrants
  • Development of new, niche-market products can be an effective strategy for overcoming this barrier to new entrants
  • Business development services to up-and-running enterprises give a far better return on investment, in terms of employment and wealth created, than start-up training for aspirant new entrepreneurs

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