We support the development of local black businesses and provide MORE-supported enterprise opportunities to drive demand and enable them to trade locally.
In creating business, employment and a market, this gives many more people the opportunity to escape poverty and build a better life for themselves, as well as to work together to build their communities and contribute to South Africa’s economy.
iKhaya Le Langa Homestay Hotel
In partnership with: iKhaya Le Langa, Cape Town, South Africa
MCT has partnered with the iKhaya Le Langa community development NPO to support its Langa Quarter Homestays initiative. The hotel – a 40-bed cluster of homestay accommodations in residents’ homes – empowers local hospitality entrepreneurs, promotes tourism, and helps to uplift the area. MCT assists with funding and training, as well as facilitates guest bookings.
In partnership with: Lion Sands Game Reserve, Mpumalanga
Tshemba (Shangaan for ‘hope’) gives a group of unemployed women from the local community the chance to upskill and create their own source of income. Phase one of the initiative is teaching the ladies to sew soft animal toys and other items, and the business skills to run their own small enterprise selling them. Lion Sands purchases the toys to place in its lodges for young guests and to be sold as souvenirs in its MORE Galleries. Phase two of the project will include shopper bags. The initiative is currently being piloted with Lion Sands and will be rolled out to all MORE Lodges & Hotels’ local communities in its final phase.