About us

Welcome to ESM Development

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life” …and… put the fish in the lake!


Creating jobs is the single most important task to improve living conditions for the many people in South Africa. Poverty and crime will significantly be reduced once people can take care of their basic needs. Supporting entrepreneurs to start a business or to help them grow an existing operation is the most promising route to create new jobs.

ESM Development (ESMD) has implemented a structure in South Africa for the sole purpose of investing in businesses of previously disadvantaged individuals and to provide them with the necessary business services and skills.

Our goal:  Create 1000 jobs by 2020