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2 Aluminium Beneficiation Initiative [ABI]
A Hulamin – BHP BILLITON Economic Development Initiative B6 Maritzburg Arch 39/45 Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201

3 Content 1. Vision 2. ABI Mission 3. Hulamin and BHP Billiton Entrepreneurial Support 4.Aluminium Industry Overview 5. Role of ABI 6. Requirements - Prospective Entrepreneurs 7. Impact of ABI to Economy 8. Sample of Aluminium Downstream Products 9. SEFA 10. Next Step

4 ABI Funders Hulamin Operations BHP Billiton
Head Office and Plant : Pietermaritzburg/Midrand Annual Turnover of R7-Billion Employment: 2,000 Head Office: JHB [Regional Office] Aluminium Plants: Richard’s Bay/Mozambique Annual Turnover: R12-billion Employment: 1,500

5 Vision To identify and support 100 entrepreneurs in the aluminium fabrication sector and guide them into sustainable businesses within 3 years which will result in these businesses consuming at least 100 tons of aluminium each.

6 ABI Mission To identify entrepreneurs [high potential] with innovative ideas and business acumen to establish, grow and sustain successful enterprises. To provide training and support for these entrepreneurs to overcome constraints to achieving their goals. To support a pipeline of entrepreneurs, from selection to goal attainment. To capitalize on the support available from agencies and stakeholders with related objectives To raise Hulamin - BHP Billiton’s profile as a contributor to industrialization, job and wealth creation.

7 Hulamin – Entrepreneurial Support
Since 1996,Hulamin undertook to develop and grow African Enterprises. These have grown from R1 million in 1996 to R75 Million in 2014 resulting in over 350 permanent jobs [20% of Hulamin compliment of 2000]. According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan [USA] and the National Business Incubation Association [NBIA[ entitled Business Incubation 87% of business incubation graduates stay in business.

8 BHP Billiton – Entrepreneurial Support
In 2013, BHP BILLITON established a R50 Million Enterprise and Supplier Development Centre in Richardsbay Over 70 entrepreneurs have gone through a 2-year training programme One of the entrepreneurs that went through this programme now employs > 800 people

9 Aluminium Industry Overview

10 Economic Landscape During the last 20 years we have witnessed major economic trends in South Africa: The economic size of the SA economy has doubled in GDP terms from R1 trillion to R2 trillion. The rapid growth of the black middle class [approaching 4 million households from 350,000 households in 1994]; Very slow growth in the industrialization sector which has led to job losses in agriculture, mining and manufacturing.  The shrinkage of the productive sector has been, ironically, accompanied by the growth of service sector especially finance, real estate, government, transport, communication and distribution. Low Entrepreneurship in SA. Only 2% of start-ups survive after 3.5 years in business. Key challenges for Entreprenuers: Market Access, Business support and Funding

11 Role of Aluminium Beneficiation Initiative
Identify Potential Candidates Select/Filter Candidates Train based on accredited modules to address skills gap Transfer relevant skills to candidates Assist candidates to secure resources Develop sustainable funding model for candidates Promote and branding rights Secure necessary Technology and Licences Develop and protect intellectual property Form strategic partnership with key role players within the relevant supply chains Leverage the relationship from Board to strategic partners to unlock potential business opportunities

12 Requirements – Prospective Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurial, innovative, self-starter Business acumen and intelligent/smart Strong selling and people skills Desire to learn Strong personality, independent, positive attitude

13 Impact of ABI to Economy
Growth in the size of the Aluminium industry resulting in high level skills development and job creation. Import Replacement. Hulamin-BHP BILLITON - collaboration will unlock other business opportunities within the upstream-midstream-downstream supply chain that would have a trickle-down effect to the economy. Aluminum Fabrication Incubator

14 Sample of Downstream Aluminium Products




18 Small Enterprise Financial Agency [SEFA]
SEFA committed R80 Million towards an Aluminium Fund An additional R20 Million - Hulamin/BHP Billiton Contractors Fund [business growth/expansion, etc.] Disbursement of Funds subject to skills transfer and support Open to All South Africans

19 Business Support and Guidance – within the Competition Act Framework
Summary Support Model Funding Facilitation Technical Support Raw Material Business Support and Guidance – within the Competition Act Framework

20 Next Step Register your ideas/interest/enquiry on the website www
Next Step Register your ideas/interest/enquiry on the website


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