Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation partner entity, Black Umbrellas, has empowered Black-owned SMEs through its businesses development and incubation programmes to generate over R3 billion in turnover. Bathale Media is a 100% Black-owned multimedia and digital content distributing agency.

After four years operating in a small flat in Pretoria, founder Oscar Segane joined the Black Umbrellas programme.

“This programme shaped me to be a sound entrepreneur. It instilled patience and direction and an understanding that business takes time to grow. I went from running a one-man business to creating employment for my local community,” he says. Read Oscar’s story here.