Sustaining a small business can be tricky. Apply for our SMME SUPPORT PROGRAMME and let us help you navigate your challenges to grow.

We’re proud of the work we’ve already achieved as a neighbourhood, and we’re dedicated to continuing to support the community of small businesses in our ecosystem.

Now, looking forward, we’re excited to get stuck into improved, meaningful avenues to support your business and the livelihoods it’s responsible for.

The V&A Waterfront SMME Support Programme is open to all our valued tenants and provides intensive short-term business support specifically tailored to your business.

Develop a clear, winning strategy for your future in our four-week Business Coaching Programme or tap into use-as-you-need business support throughout the year.

Business Coaching Programme

Every quarter, we take on the support of 6 business owners for coaching and mentorship that takes place over 4 weeks. Each business is equipped via the following package during that period:

  • Each business gets 1 individual session (up to 3 hours) which will identify the unique needs of your business.
  • This is followed by 2 group coaching sessions that enable businesses to develop a successful strategy.
  • Businesses also get 3 sessions (one-on-one) with a range of Business Support Consultants, chosen depending on their need. These include tax and accounting; digital marketing; web development; financial forecasting; HR; legal; and sales & customer service.

Click here to apply for our next intake for the Business Coaching Programme.

Business Coaching Programme


Business Support Consultations

Sometimes you just need a little help from a friend – that’s what our neighbourhood is all about. That’s why we’ve contracted a community of expert Business Support Consultants on stand-by to support you on demand, as you need it.

The V&A Waterfront will cover the first one-on-one session for our small business tenants each year. We’ve negotiated exclusive discounted rates with our consultants if you would like more of their professional advice.

In this session, consultants will offer feedback, provide advice and create actions for your success. This can cover a range of business functions including general management, marketing and PR, or finances and procurement.

Click here to apply for a session with a Business Support Consultant.

Business Support Consultants


Antoinette Prophy

Founder and M.D:  88 Business Collective

Growth strategy

Brad Elliot

Brad Elliot

Founder: Platinum Seed

Growth Specialist

Franklin Pieterse

Franklin Pieterse

CEO: Chief Reinvention Officer, Terbigen

Business Coaching

Graeme Wilson

Graeme Wilson

Founder & Director: Whipping the Cat (Pty) Ltd

Commercial Legal Services

Landie Stevens

Landie Stevens

Owner: Landie Stevens Consulting

Sales & Business improvement


Francois Marais

Manager: Zuydam Konsult Inc


Megan Hollis

Megan Hollis

Digital & Social Media Marketing Freelancer

Digital & Social Media Marketing


Andrew Fisher

Corporate and commercial law consultant

Business Law


Gugulethu Moyo

CFO: Grand Scale Consultancy

Accounting, Tax and Statutory Compliance


Unotida Nyoni

CEO: Grand Scale Consultancy



Nicola Badenhorst

Accounting manager: Zuydam Konsult Inc



Nikila Koen

Audit Manager: Zuydam konsul

Financial statements/ taxation


Claude Morris

Owner and director: CICC PTY LTD



Ian Brown

Owner and director: CICC PTY LTD



Silindile Mbaza

Director: Grand Scale Consultancy

Sales, Marketing, and Retention strategy


Thando Makili

Consultant: Grand Scale Consultancy

Digital Communications, Marketing, Photography


Zanele Njapha

CEO: The UnLearners

Branding, Marketing & Future of Work

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