IEDF /African Cosmetics partnership set to change the Home Based Hair Salon Industry .

The Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) in partnership with African Cosmetics, has successfully launched its home-based hair salon transformation campaign on 13 October 2022 in the Western Cape.

This business development program will capacitate and train 1000 qualifying black woman owned informal home-based hair salons, to run a sustainable, formalised hair and beauty business.

African Cosmetics, a leader in the cosmetic and hair care products industry has partnered with IEDF, who leads the Informal Economy, to capacitate 1000 Home Based Hair salons nationally over the next 24 months.

These women owned businesses in the personal care industry, will be guided by the IEDF and African Cosmetics, and taken on a 6-month development and capacitation program, which includes infrastructure and operations funding.

The Informal Economy is also the leading sector in job creation, and this project will allow these beneficiaries, to appoint new staff, and so doing create sustainable jobs in the community

David Venter, the Chairperson of the IEDF, noted as follows: “The IEDF, as the recognized authority in the Informal Economy, has decided to partner with African Cosmetics, not only to capacitate the home owned salons, but also assist in creating sustainable jobs, which is so needed in the community.”

The IEDF urges all that are interested to take up this offer to contact the IEDF on Tel 0870943501 or make use of our business WhatsApp on number 073 833 8786.

For further information and interviews, please contact the National Manager: Informal Economy Support, Voyukasi Malafu.   Tel; 076 0861 7106  or email