Our Partners

Ola’s Market was born out of a partnership between the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) and one of Africa’s largest and most consistently successful retailers of food, general merchandise and clothing, Pick n Pay. Below is a full list, and details, of partners that are involved in this initiative:


Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED)

The Gauteng Provincial Government has committed itself to the revitalisation and renewal of effective, efficient and transparent delivery of services to communities and the general public. The strategic goals of the Department of Economic Development are derived from a response to provincial outcomes, an analysis of the environment,the key challenges and strategic issues that the department should address, and are aligned to both national and provincial strategic priorities. Kindly visit the official website for more details [here]


Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP)

Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) is an agency of the Provincial Department of Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development in Gauteng. The main objective of the Agency is small business development. This includes financial and non-financial support to Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and cooperatives. It started operating in 2005 and its formation was informed by the province’s Growth and Development Strategy (GDS), which identified SMME development as one of the key levers to addressing the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality. Kindly visit the official website for more details [here]


Pick n Pay

The Pick n Pay Group is one of South Africa’s largest food, clothing and general merchandise retailers. The Group, headed by CEO Richard Brasher, is a multi-format, multi-channel business and consists of corporate and franchise Pick n Pay stores, Boxer stores and has a 49% shareholding in TM Supermarkets in Zimbabwe. The entity is a public company substantially owned and run by the family of legendary founder Raymond Ackerman. Kindly visit the official website for more details [here]


Masisizane Fund

The Masisizane Fund (‘Masisizane’) is an Old Mutual initiative that was established in 2007 following the closure of the Unclaimed Share Schemes Trust in consultation with the National Treasury of South Africa. Masisizane was set up as a non-profit funding company to provide loan financing and support to small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). Kindly visit the official website for more details [here]