South African fund manager Edge Growth, through its Edge Action Fund, has awarded a debt loan investment to Engen Belfast, a wholly black-women-owned company that is bringing jobs and income to Belfast, a small town in Mpumalanga.

Established in 2011, Edge Action is Edge Growth’s own in-house Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) fund. Its purpose is to provide companies with ESD budgets of less than R50 million with a pooled but effective way to implement their ESD strategy, and...