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Mayimele Says Time Right for Investing in Young Social Entrepreneurs

27 year old social entrepreneur Amu Mayimele has called for an increased move towards supporting young entrepreneurship in South Africa. Mayimele says that more and … Read More

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Sweet Potato Joins “Big Push Towards Creativity” in Entrepreneurship

A new range of laptop sleeves made from recycled hessian coffee sacks is raising the bar for sustainable fashion in Cape Town. Launched in August … Read More

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Entrepreneurial Postgrads Start a Bamboo Revolution

After setting out with just R50 in their pockets, a group of six UCT postgrads managed to raise R22,000 and successfully launch a new, revolutionary … Read More

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eLimu to Provide Equal “Funucation” for All

In numerous primary schools across Kenya, eLimu recently rolled out a new, user-friendly and cost-effective 3G tablet complete with an innovative new educational application. Speaking … Read More

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Global Soap Project Founder Looks to South Africa to Help Raise the Bar

Ugandan-born social entrepreneur Derreck Kayongo says that “when you’re trying to do something big, you have to start small”. It is fitting then that Kayongo’s … Read More

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What women can do with R2 a week!

Rural women who live below the poverty line have limited access to formal financial institutions and often do not know about options for making sound … Read More

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Xilloc Creates Revolutionary Implants for Bone Defects

The Dutch medical company Xilloc, started by 27 year old Dutch entrepreneur Maikel Beerens, has created a groundbreaking patient-specific implant that looks set to change … Read More

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Lucrative service delivery

South African municipalities are plagued with inefficiencies, but local government can be creative and cost-effective in delivering services. e’Thekwini Metro in Durban is one such … Read More

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From youth unemployment to the potential in youth

In South Africa and across the globe youth unemployment is growing with millions of unskilled young people struggling to make a (decent) living. In fact, … Read More

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Franchise system becomes leading job creator in SA

The rules have been set, the house has been built – it is just a matter of adding on new rooms. We’re talking about the … Read More

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