A WOMEN-OWNED SUCCESS STORY FUELED BY COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Reflecting on the achievements of the previous year, one standout success story in the Noupoort community is Noupoort Data Analysts, a 100% women-owned business that has demonstrated remarkable growth and sustainability since its establishment in 2021.
Specializing in research and data collection services, Noupoort Data Analysts has become an integral part of monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on community projects. The success of the company over the past year underscores the positive impact of collaborative efforts within the local business ecosystem.
In a noteworthy development in 2023, Managing Director Siphokazi May had the opportunity to attend the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Conference in Johannesburg, thanks to the support provided by the community. This initiative was part of the ongoing commitment to empower local Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and reflects the spirit of collaboration within the community.
Expressing her gratitude for the community’s support, Siphokazi May stated, “The opportunity to attend the conference, was made possible by funding from Noupoort Wind Farm, and was without a doubt both adventurous and eye-opening. I gained valuable insights into the M&E industry, with a focus on the importance of accurate data collection and stakeholder engagement.”
Reflecting on her experiences at the conference, Siphokazi highlighted the emphasis on innovation within the M&E industry. “It’s thrilling to be among the first registered M&E companies in small towns, and this motivates me to further our growth. With the backing of the community and Africa Foundation for Sustainable Development (AFSD), we look forward to expanding our footprint and achieving even greater success as a team. This experience has fueled my determination to contribute to our community’s growth and development,” she added.
Noupoort Data Analysts’ success over the past year is a testament to the supportive local environment that includes ongoing support provided by the Noupoort Wind Farm, to empower this local SMME, showcasing the positive outcomes that arise from collaborative efforts within the community. As Noupoort Data Analysts continues to thrive, it stands as a shining example of the mutual benefits derived from fostering partnerships within the local business landscape.