Calling all KZN entrepreneurs! Apply now to join Growthpoint's award-winning Property Point incubation programme

Posted On Thursday, 03 August 2017 18:21 Published by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, is transforming the South African economy and society by building sustainable small businesses working in the property industry.

This year, for the first time, it has opened its application process to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs.

Property Point is an enterprise initiative founded by Growthpoint Properties, the leading international property company listed on the JSE. It has grown to collaborate with partners across the property industry, like Attacq, to drive enterprise development forward for the sector.

Property Point has been a catalyst for transformation within the South African property industry since it was founded in 2008.

So far, it has created 1669 jobs and R453 million in procurement opportunities generated for the 124 SMEs that have participated in its two-year incubation programmes. These small business have reported 61% growth in revenue, which is significantly above the national average.

Now, it is taking its positive impacts to KwaZulu-Natal and looking for go-getters with entrepreneurial drive and a hunger for business success who are a good fit for the programme.

As part of its latest intake, Property Point is seeking motivated individuals running SMEs working in the property industry, that specialise in areas such as electrical work, cleaning hygiene services, plumbing, landscaping, pest control, air-conditioning, fire protection services, security, waterproofing and damp-proofing, waste management, renovations,  and painting.

Shawn Theunissen, head of Property Point and head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Growthpoint Properties, says: “We want to continue to transform South Africa by building sustainable small businesses. Property Point is passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed.”

To be considered, entrepreneurs need to be based in or around Durban. Their businesses should at least be 51% black-owned, have operated for no less than two consecutive years and offer services in the property industry. They must have a track record of projects completed and be able to provide a minimum of five references.

However, Theunissen encourages businesses who do not qualify for this intake to put goals in place to meet the requirements to be considered for future intakes.

Application forms are available from or business details can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last modified on Thursday, 03 August 2017 18:31

Most Popular

Major Milk Processing Plant in South Africa (In liquidation) up for Sale

Feb 27, 2018
Dairy Day
A major dairy processing plant has recently been liquidated in South Africa. 

Atterbury begins construction of R800 million Old Mint Park in joint venture with Old Mutual

Feb 20, 2018
Atterbury - Old Mint Park
Leading South African property developer and investor Atterbury has begun construction on…

Baby boomers at the forefront of the changing face of retirement accommodation

Feb 20, 2018
Pedestrain Lane High-Evergreen
A major shift in the ageing paradigm has precipitated an equally dramatic transformation…

McCormick Property Development’s Capital Rising

Feb 18, 2018
Capital Mall Aerial A
Capital Mall – the R1.2bn corner stone of the ‘Capital City’ mixed-use development is all…

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.