Based in South Africa

Black Umbrellas

A Non-profit

How This Works

As part of the TRANSFORM Support Hub, you will learn how to advance your career while getting hands on experience with organizations like this one.

Organization Details

AND COMMUNITIES, creating dynamic models to catalyse unique developmental and organisational solutions in order to drive an inclusive and sustainable economic future.

Impact Story

As a source of employment and positive contribution to South Africa's GDP, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are an integral part of the South African economy. At a local level, SMEs remain critical to uplifting the communities in which they operate, creating employment opportunities, skills development, and vibrant culture of entrepreneurial innovation.


Given the growth constraints that SMEs face, it is crucial to design programmes and solutions that will have a wider reach and bring about real, systemic change and empowerment. The Black Umbrellas model is aimed at supporting emerging businesses through an award-winning incubation programme and allied interventions to develop businesses to a level where they can emerge as independent, viable, and scalable.

Diverse Social Enterprise

The TRANSFORM Support Hub is committed to accelerating diverse owned and led enterprises to build more equitable and resilient supply chains.

Ethnic & Racial Minority
Owned & Led
Owned & Led