The SEDA Limpopo Jewellery Incubator (SLJI) is a jewellery designing and manufacturing Centre established to contribute towards creating economic opportunities through developing and supporting emerging jewellery businesses from historically disadvantaged communities in the locality. The SLJI (henceforth to be referred to as the Centre) seeks to reposition itself as a centre of excellence that is recognisable and strong brand in Limpopo, throughout South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and eventually internationally.
Seda Limpopo Jewellery Incubator was founded in 2009 and is a renowned Jewellery incubationcentre based in Polokwane. Thecentre focuses on generating sustainable small Jewellery manufacturing and designingblack owned businesses, transferring of Jewellery skills and practical mentoring and coaching of SMMEs to ensure the availability of properly skilled people for the Jewellery industry.
SLJI’s philosophy is to help the people of Limpopo benefit from the abundant mineral resources by participating inproduction ofvalue added Jewellery products that meet international standards and market.
SLJI has five strategies to help in the creation of viable businesses injewellery manufacturing. The strategic areas are harnessed through the incubation business model:
1. SMME business development
2. Technical skills training
3. Provide supportinjewellery manufacturing
4. Manufacturing ofjewellery products
5.Facilitate access to market
6.Implement sponsoredLearnership programme