Sorbet and Bidvest Bank announce winners of Sorbet-Preneur Initiative

‘Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo’ - You Strike a woman, You Strike a Rock. A phrase famously used in South Africa to celebrate and honour women.

Sorbet and Bidvest Bank announce winners of Sorbet-Preneur Initiative
Sorbet and Bidvest Bank announce winners of Sorbet-Preneur Initiative

On 8 March, 2023 the world observed International Women’s Day, a global celebration focused  on the tenacity, determination, and leadership of women and girls around the world and the immense contributions and accomplishments they achieve towards more peaceful and democratic societies.

To honour this remarkable day the beauty and grooming brand Sorbet and Bidvest Bank, South Africa’s premier business bank for entrepreneurs, announced the winners of the Sorbet – Preneur; an initiative designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to own their own Sorbet franchise.

The following women with a combined experience of 32 years at Sorbet, were announced as campaign winners and are on their way to owning a Sorbet Salon or Nailbar franchise:

  • Sharon Dikgale
  • Zimkita Yeki
  • Palesa Kouakou
  • Sibongile Dlamini

To celebrate these amazing women as they realise their entrepreneurial journey, Sorbet and Bidvest Bank will host an event in their honour and officially award them. The celebration event will be hosted on March 15th at Bidvest Bank Head Office in Sandton.

Linda Sinclair, CEO of the Sorbet Group says “It gives me such great pleasure to welcome the recently announced Sorbet – Preneur winners and Sorbet Salon franchise owners.  What an honour, we look forward to empowering these amazing women with enough tools  and skills that will see them succussed on their entrepreneurial journey.”

Hannah Sadiki, Bidvest Bank CEO, echoes a similar sentiment: “Entrepreneurial drive and ambition are essential to building a prosperous future in South Africa and it is very important that finance providers are able to respond to this need. At Bidvest Bank, we know that access to finance is a key driver in the creation, survival and growth of innovative new ventures. We are very encouraged by the response and the quality of the finalists to this innovative new partnership with Sorbet.”

The Sorbet – Preneur initiative is developed for Sorbet Citizens who aspire to become franchise owners but are not in a position to raise the funding. The Sorbet Citizens include employees who are employed across the Sorbet Group franchise-owned stores. The new franchise owners of a Sorbet Salon or Nailbar will receive 50% of the investment required to set up their businesses in the form of unencumbered cash from Bidvest Bank. Sorbet will waive the initial franchise fee, this means that all of this portion of the funding can be used to set up and equip the store.

Bidvest Bank will also provide a business loan to cover the balance of the funding needed to get started, which will also cater for initial operating costs. The amounts will be repayable over a five-year period aligned to the franchise agreement.

Press Images Link – Please find all images and the Sorbet-Preneur Winners profile’s PDF 

For more information please visit and follow us on our social media platforms for all the latest updates on the Sorbet – Preneur, beauty products, treatments, and trends – and to hear about the spoils we regularly have on offer.
Sorbet Salon Instagram, Facebook and twitter handle: @sorbetgroup

For more information please visit Bidvest Bank:
Website: authorised financial services provider, NCRCP17.
Facebook : @ BidvestBank 
Instagram : @ BidvestBanksa
Twitter : @ BidvestBankSA       
LinkedIn : @BidvestBankLimited

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