Township Economic Commission SA (TECSA)

TECSA is a registered Non-Profit Company (NPC) that was established by Soweto Citizens and its businesspeople, led by serial entrepreneur, Mr. Bheki Twala to mobilise and empower Township-based Enterprises to exploit business opportunities emanating from Economic Development Initiatives in Townships.

The entity was established in response to the enactment of the Township Economic Development Act (TEDA). TEDA seeks to “promote Township Economic Transformation in order to enable meaningful participation of previously marginalized people in local economies and support the development of representative associations of township-based enterprises and non-profit organisations.” The Act thus provides the necessary “developmental legislative framework that addresses economic, geographical and social inequalities” by bringing townships closer to mainstream economic Opportunities.