about samti tool makingThe SEDA Agricultural + Mining Incubator (SAMTI) is a subsidiary of the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA). SEDA is an agency of the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) which was established in December 2004 through the National Small Business Amendment Act, Act 29 of 2004. SAMTI is funded funded SEDA, supported by the Central University of Technology (CUT) to develop the SMME tooling market in the Free State Province.

Our aim is to develop SMMEs that supply tools to the Mining and Agriculture environments in South Africa, and in so doing create an enterprise within the tooling sector. We employ a technology-based development approach to train individuals and regional communities in the act of designing and producing tools. Beyond that, we also provide innovative, entrepreneurial opportunities to people and assist with the establishment of sustainable tooling design businesses.

SAMTI is a section 21 company governed by a board of directors which comprises of experts from the CUT and the SEDA Technology Programme (STP). We are based in the Faculty of Engineering on the CUT campus in Bloemfontein, Free State.

Over the years, we have become a major role player in the global economy with the enhancement of knowledge in society and the development of regional communities through research, development and technology.


If you wish to become part of the SAMTI programme and develop your tooling business, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Technical knowledge and experience within the industry | Relevant qualifications or experience in the tooling industry will be an advantage
  • Mechanical engineering, draughting and manufacturing skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Business experience and entrepreneurial interest

Click here to see our incubation process.

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