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About Company

About Us

 SEDCO is a category “A” public enterprise under the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade established in 1970 to awaken, promote and support entrepreneurial talent with a vision and prime focus to create jobs and sustainable employment within the Small, Micro and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMME’s) and thus make meaningful contribution in the larger socio-economic development of the country.

Since establishment, a nationwide demand for SEDCO’s business education, training and consultancy services has been observed from active and potential entrepreneurs. Through our services, a substantial number of our clients have received financial support from local financial institutions. This is an indication that SEDCO is aggressively taking its rightful role in facilitating and guiding entrepreneurial activities in the country’s critical economic driver, the SMME sector.

 

 
OUR VISION

To be the pinnacle of sustainable entrepreneurship development

 

THE MANDATE

 The Small Enterprises Development Company Limited (SEDCO) is committed to the Development and Promotion of Swazi owned Small, Micro and Medium sized Enterprises (SMME’s) throughout Swaziland. It has been doing that since inception through the provision of a package of services that suit the needs of the market.

 

MISSION STATEMENT 

To provide entrepreneurship development interventions to contribute to national economic growth, employment creation and poverty reduction 

 

CORE VALUES:

SEDCO’s conduct and culture will be guided by the following core values: -

 

Core Value

Description

Integrity – Bucotfo

We  firmly adhere to a generally acceptable code of ethics, and are honest, at all times, when dealing with all our stakeholders

Professionalism – Buciko lobusetulu

We are committed to providing quality services and upholding ourselves to the highest standards possible

Innovativeness – Kusungula

We consistently search for and generate creative ideas and solutions in our endeavour to deliver on the mandate.

Customer centric –  Kubeka likhasimende embili

We prioritise customer needs at all times.

Team Work - Kubambisana

It is our conviction that through collaborating with each other, and partnering with our stakeholders we can achieve more

 



OUR MOTTO

                          “Business Growth is our Business”.

 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 The SEDCO Board of Directors is committed to the highest standard of corporate governance as we work with the structures of the organization and balancing the responsibilities given to us by our shareholder and the interests of other key stakeholders. The Board’s primary function is to support and advise management on the delivery of the company’s strategy within a clear governance framework. We see good governance as an essential foundation for the long-term success and sustainability of SEDCO.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

 The company is keen on keeping and maintaining healthy employees. Employees enjoy contributory medical schemes as well as compulsory pension and group life cover. In addition, members of staff also benefit from housing scheme through the Swaziland Royal Insurance Corporation Defined Contribution Scheme.  The company is also committed to staff development and training of its employees to better face the challenges that come with business opportunities. The employees are trained in different courses relevant to the challenges of their scope of work.

 

 MARKET OUTREACH

SEDCO has established estates in the four regions of Swaziland, a position that allows her to reach out to her clients with ease. These estates are situated in the following areas:

 

  1. Nhlangano - opposite the post office building.
  2. Hlatikhulu - next to the police station
  3. Mbabane Industrial Site - next to Government stores
  4. Sidwashini Industrial Site
  5. Vuvulane - next to Vuvulane Irrigation Farming
  6. Manzini - next to the old Metro Cash 'n Carry
  7. Matsapha - opposite Kamdodi/Dumpsite
  8. Piggs Peak - along Bulembu Road
  9. Macetjeni (Gilgal)  - Dvokodvweni Inkhundla road

 

SEDCO also reaches the masses through Tinkhundla Centres.