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How do I know if you can help me?2021-07-19T13:58:02+02:00

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How do you access finance for businesses?2018-12-24T11:29:45+02:00

We work on behalf of SMEs to identify the right financier based on various factors. We then support the SME in the preparation of documentation for submission of an application and facilitate the process until draw-down or claim.

What is the difference between equity, a loan and grant funding for my business?2018-12-24T11:29:36+02:00

These are 3 types of capital we assist businesses to raise:

Equity – capital raised through the sale of shares in your business, with shareholders investing capital for an expected financial return over a given period. This is the most expensive but most patient type of finance.

Loan/Debt – capital is lent to a borrower with a set of agreed terms for repayment – varying in length and cost on a case-for-case basis – based on the strength of the SME, its “bankability”, the lender and various other requirements.

Grant/Incentive – is typically a non-repayable investment made by a government body or institution to specifically eligible businesses in exchange for a particular set of social or economic objectives, in accordance with strict guidelines. This is the least expensive form of finance, but it can take longer to raise and is highly regulated.

What sorts of businesses do you help raise finance for?2018-12-24T11:28:41+02:00
  • Established businesses, with at least 2 years trading history, primarily in the manufacturing sector looking to expand or upgrade their production facilities,
  • Contractors (that have contracts or tenders or purchase orders) for the supply of goods to blue-chip and public clients.


The Uzenzele team is determined to see the success of their client’s applications. This is evident in the quality of the client(s) and the respective business plan(s) prepared.

Alupheli Sithebe: Senior Dealmaker – IDC (2017)

Uzenzele’s dedication and attention to detail, we believe, are key drivers for success and in ensuring the project is feasible for funders to pursue.

Kobina Odoro Agyapong: Executive Director – AA Consulting & Associates

Uzenzele also assisted to define the business requirements so that we were able to apply for a greater value of both [grant and] loan funding. Our funding application was successful and has allowed us to grow.

Preyesh Bhawan: CEO – L’il Masters Diapers Manufacturer

Uzenzele Holdings is highly professional in their dealings, with strong technical competence and an understanding of the financial landscape and financiers … I highly recommend working with Uzenzele for your contracts to find the appropriate finance.

Mothusi Letlaka: Group Executive Director – PLI Group

The Uzenzele team are business minded and have become my trusted advisors, combining their financial modelling, project management, copywriting, document compilation and quality control skills with their professional network of financiers and associates to provide work at the highest standards.

Faheem Khan: CEO – ZK Roof Tile Manufacturers

Uzenzele assisted us to understand the available funding options in South Africa and abroad, and this allowed us to evaluate how align our strategic imperatives, and our funding requirements with business growth and sustainability.
Uzenzele undertook a due diligence of the business in order to present the business to investors… enabled us to discourse with quality investors…

Alnoor Rawjee: General Secretary – ISCTEM (Instituto Superior de Ciencias e Tecnologia de Mocambique)

Uzenzele has assisted me to position a R1.2bil industrial innovation project with a large strategic equity investor. As an entrepreneur, the capital raising process including feasibility and due diligences was a foreign concept to me.
I’ve trusted the Uzenzele team, who have structured a very favourable stake for me. Their ability to craft a value proposition and sell it to financiers is a skill every project owner should invest in.

Zahed Rasool: CEO – Circle Seven
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