PBS receives Swedish partners with the ABKS Franchise project
In 2012 Prof Tommy du Plessis was invited by the Swedish relations officer in Växjö (who does business with the Potch-Tlokwe Chamber of Commerce on a regular basis) to come and see how they train young/upcoming entrepreneurs in Sweden. He visited Sweden in March this year where he made contact with SIDA (Swedish International Development Corporation). They indicated that they are interested in becoming involved in the ABKS Franchise project in the future.
This Franchise project of the ABKS was launched this year and there have already been two training opportunities for the trainers in Entrepreneurship.
Therese Mangusson, head of Foreign Affairs in Växjö and Annika Ström, the Project Manager at The Institute for Local and Regional Democracy in Växjö paid a visit to South Africa in November 2012. Annika Ström and Mia Spamer (Potch-Tlokwe Chamber of Commerce) are also partners in the Entrepreneurship Project that Mia runs here in Potchefstroom.