Limpopo Jewellery Business Incubator (LJBI) is a jewellery design and manufacturing business incubator that increases access to youth employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for previously disadvantaged communities in Limpopo. LJBI was established in 2009 to contribute towards economic opportunities and supporting emerging jewellery businesses in the province.
Legal Status and Governance of LJBI
LJBI is a non – profit organization registered in terms of the NPC and operates from its main incubation centre in Seshego, Polokwane. The organization has a current staff component of 13 employees and an active board with financial, economic development and industry expertise. The board meets quarterly and provides strategic guidance while the day to day operational of the centre relies on centre management.
How long has your Organisation been operational?
Is your Organisation a registered entity? If so, please list your registration details below for eg: NPO Number, PBO Number, NPC Number etc
Yes, Our organization is a registered entity,
CK Registration Number: 2009/006992/08
PBO Number: 930039784
NPO Number: 074-327 NPO
Do you have a Wish List? If so, please post it below:
-Jewellery technological equipments/tools & Machinery
-Funds to run operation of the Centre
-Information system support – installation of payroll system.
-Quality support – QMS auditing & certification (ISO 9001:2015).
-Staff development – training on fundraising, monitoring and evaluation.
Where can we find your Organisation online? Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here:
Facebook link : https://www.facebook.com/Seda-Limpopo-Jewellery-Incubator-305656686241043/
Website link : http://www.slji.org.za/
Instagram page: limpopo_jewellery_incubator
Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:
Since inception, LJBI has been seen multiple successes, which include:
-Winning the Botswana International Small Business Award in 2012
-Ten learners and four SMMEs won awards at the Thuthuka competition under the themes Shoellery, Heroes and African Beads
-A learner was sent to Italy to train as a Goldsmith
-Four SMMEs and a learner received jewellery skills training offered by Hunan International Business Vocational College
-18 SMMEs have graduated from the programme
-144 learners graduated with MQA accredited certificates
LJBI has also exhibited SMME designs at various exhibitions which include:
-China International SMME Fair
-Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair
In additional LJBI partnered with Miss Bachelorette South Africa to create the winner`s crown, SMME products featured on Skeem Saam, an SABC1 soapie.