Machaka Mosehana is an Enterprise Development (ED) Strategist who specialises in small and medium enterprise (SME) development and market linkages, both locally and internationally. Her SME development experience spans well over 16 years of working with private sector, public sector, multinationals, and non-profit organisations. As an ED strategist she plays an advisory role in aligning organisations’ B-BBEE priorities with their strategic objectives. She is also an industry leader in strategy formulation, planning, and the seamless execution of innovative SME development programmes to solve for corporate and public sector transformation agendas using Enterprise Development, Supplier Development and Skills Development elements of the B-BBEE scorecard as the drivers.

Over the years she has re-defined the art of facilitating access to market and finance for SMEs and has unlocked well over R500 million worth of supplier contract and investments value for small businesses by linking investor- and supplier-ready SMEs to local and international investment opportunities; thereby contributing to their sustainable development and growth.

She is also the founder of the start-up called Fahrenheit Capital whose role is to create a market access platform for small business and start-ups with high growth potential. Fahrenheit Capital carved its niche by focusing on Market Linkage Facilitation, Enterprise Development, Corporate Innovation and Alternative Funding. In 2016, in recognition of her industry leadership on the continent, she was contracted as a Business Development Executive Manager by a Switzerland-based company called AFIDEP (African Investor and Development Programme). Her responsibility was to market Africa to the European investor community as an investment hub for signature infrastructure projects.

Over the last 16+ years, she has created strong relational capital with and within South Africa’s SME ecosystem key players. Currently, she is a Non-Executive Director (Board Member) of Aspire Development Agency and the Director of the Centre of Entrepreneurship at the Johannesburg Business School.