We make things happen.

Your partners for growth in Africa

We are analytical thinkers that do. 


We act as enablers for growth and build bridges between Small and Growing Business (SGB’s) and the available knowledge, resources and networks required for sustainable growth.


Thinking out of the box is the start and creating NONZēRO sum, a.k.a win-win, situations with the partners and the SGB’s we work with is our dogma.

 Bi-Lingual (FR/ EN) | Cross Functional Team | Level 2 B-BBEE | Experience in 20+ African Countries | Global Network

What We do

Enterprise Development Program

Access To Knowledge, Resources, Training & Networks

We design, build and implement programs designed to grow SGBs in South Africa, aligned to the corporate partners’ organizational objectives and KPIs.

Our programs can be designed to support :

  • Local communities and rural development

  • Specific demographics (ie women and/or youth)

  • Targeted companies to ensure creation of pipeline of procurement-ready suppliers

Our Approach

We marry the interests of corporates, international donor & development organizations and funders with the needs of SGBs and entrepreneurs.


We bring can-do mentality and a hands-on approach to every individual and organization we work with.


We enjoy an integrated media approach to all our work to ensure our message inspires far and wide and we drive exposure for our beneficiaries and partners.


We’re committed to support those SGBs that we anticipate to have the largest ripple effect on society.


Everything we do is measured against KPI’s and optimized consistently ensuring the highest ROI for our partners & clients.


Our global mindset and experience allows us to build informed bridges between Africa and the World.

Our Values

We are your partners for growth in Africa.

Our ``Why``

We help the largest creators of jobs in SA to succeed and grow

We are passionate about the socio-economic development of Africa and believe in the power of Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) to reduce inequality and create jobs.

We act as enablers for growth and build bridges between SGBs and the available knowledge, resources and networks required for sustainable growth.

Our Way Of Thinking

If we support 10 000 SMEs a year with enough growth to hire just fifteen employees each, we would have created 150 000 jobs to semi-skilled and unskilled workers on the continent that year.

Why Now?

SMEs and Small and Growing Businesses’s, in South Africa face challenges due to limited bargaining power, cash flow constraints, significant skills gaps and having to operate in a taxing regulatory environment.

Covid-19 has highlighted the vulnerability of SGB’s. The need for technical assistance, access to resources (digitization) as well as funding is bigger than ever before.*

* Aspen. State of the Small & Growing Business Sector, 2020

What Our Friends Say About Us
David Seinker

David Seinker

Founder & CEO, The Business Exchange

NONZēRO is an agency all about results. They have significantly increased our followers on both Facebook and Instagram since handling our account and they have a perfect understanding of our brand strategy. It’s been a pleasure working with them and we regard their team as key marketing partners of ours.

Basetsana Kumalo

Basetsana Kumalo

Television personality, Beauty pageant titleholder, Businesswoman, and Philanthropist

Day made when two dynamic young women @TaniaHabimana and @DesireeBrouwer of NONZERO come to your office with a clear vision of how to empower their own generation and peers to become Fashion Entrepreneurs and Fashion CEO's, and run sustainable fashion empires, you only applaud and partner with their vision! I am so energized by their succinct well researched knowledge base of the challenges that many fashion entrepreneurs who are already running successful businesses are challenged with upscaling and taking their businesses to the next level both in the Continent and internationally...

Tinyiko Mageza

Tinyiko Mageza

Executive Head of Retail Marketing Standard Bank

We believe that through this programme, we've demonstrated that the bank is rooted in Africa, that small businesses and fashion are the future, and that Threads really is an impactful programme.


Our Expertise

Our cross functional and multi-lingual team operates in South Africa. Our expertise knows no borders.

Impact Program Development & Implementation

  • Capacity Building
  • Value-Chain Development
  • Enterprise Development
  • Supplier-Development
  • Incubation & Acceleration
  • Technical Assistance Training

Business Development & Advisory

  • Business Development
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Market-Entry
  • Strategic Advisory
  • Market Research
  • Monitoring & Evaluation


  • Marketing & Comms Strategy
  • Digital : SEO, Paid Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Influencer Campaigns
  • Social Media
  • Website Development


  • Content Creation
  • Event Production
  • Media & PR
  • Event Promotion Coverage
  • Video Production

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