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					                                                                 SAQI
                                                                                                                        South African Quality Institute (Saqi)

                                            Product Development and Competitiveness

Name of Programme                 Objective                      Responsible Contact number                        Access criteria                           Description
or Product                                                        institution
SAQI SMME membership   To develop a database of Quality Role SAQI           Tel: (012)394 3409/00  Completing a SAQI membership application       Free Quality Health Check that provides
programme              Models.                                                   (012) 349 1005    and payment of an annual membership fee        recommendations on
                       *Enterprises with products and                                              of R285-00                                     *Implementation of a Quality
                       services of a high quality that can be               Fax: (012) 394 0812/13 Signing a Quality Pledge                       Management System
                       used by.                                             www.saqi.co.za                                                        *Stepping stone
                       1. Industry                                                                                                                ISO 9001 & 14000
                       2. Government                                                                                                              *Training requirements
                       On their official suppliers list.
                       *Creating a culture of high quality                                                                                        Access to the ‘Adopt an SMME’ programme.
                       enterprises that can serve national and                                                                                    Access to the Proudly South African Campaign
                       International markets, and conform to
                       International Quality Standards.
                       *Making South African entrepreneurs
                       more competitive.



Quality Booklet        Three booklets and training modules SAQI             Tel: SAQI               No Access Criteria Entrepreneurs interested   Booklets available and training modules to train
Programme              specially designed with the following &              (012) 349 1001          in growing, sustaining and making their       entrepreneurs and their staff on the fundamentals of :
                       objectives                            SEDA           (012) 349 1005          business competitive can access this          *Making a quality products
                       *Guidelines in five major South African              Fax: (012) 349 1007     programme.                                    *Giving quality services
                       languages to help small and micro                                                                                          *Quality business sense
                       businesses achieve profits and
                       ongoing business success through the
                       use of quality methods that have been
                       tested.
                       *Guidelines in five major South African
                       languages to help small and micro
                       businesses to satisfy their customers
                       by using methods on how to make
                       quality products.


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                                 SAQI
Name of Programme                      Objective                      Responsible Contact number                        Access criteria                            Description
or Product                                                             institution

                            *Guidelines in five major South African
                            languages to help small and micro
                            businesses to provided quality service
                            to customer in a way that meets
                            customer needs and makes profit for
                            the business.



Quality Infrastructure      *Creating a growth base for co-      SAQI            Tel: (012) 349 1001                                                     Stepping Stone approach towards developing the
Development Programme       operative community groups and                            (012) 349 1005                                                     technical infrastructure of co-operative, informal,
(QIDP)                      informal Enterprises
                                                                                 Fax: (012) 349-1007                                                     small and medium enterprises.
                            *Demystify quality standards for
                            SMMEs                                                Tervern@saqi.co.za
                            *Create a culture of customer                        www.saqi.co.za                                                          Three steps towards ISO 9001:2000 compliance
                            satisfaction                                                                                                                 Developing of Management Systems
                            *Encouraging big businesses to adopt
                            and develop SMMEs in their supply
                            chain
                            *Grow the number of SMMEs that are
                            ISO certified




Quality and Entrepreneurship *To align the Education and Economic SAQI            Tel: (012) 349 1001   This programme is for full adoption of parents   Developing a culture of quality entrepreneurship
in Education (QEE)           clusters                                                  (012) 349 1005   and pre-primary, primary and secondary
*Pilot Programme             *To develop a healthy sense of                                             schools
                                                                                  Fax: (012) 349-1007
                             selfesteem and pride in learners
                             *To develop a sense of responsibility                Tervern@saqi.co.za
                                                                                  www.saqi.co.za                                                         Address: the dti Campus
                             towards themselves, their work and
                             school and community                                                                                                        1st Floor, Block D (Kgwebong)
                             *To develop a habit of excellence and                                                                                       77 Meintjies Street
                             tools of Total Quality Management                                                                                           Pretoria, Sunnyside, 0002
                             (TQM)
                             *To develop a culture of quality and
                             Continuous improvement from a young
                             age
                             *To develop entrepreneurial skills from
                             a young age




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