We have decided to showcase some of South Africa's finest young entrepreneurs on this page. Read on and draw inspiration from these young guns!
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I recently attended a session on what was termed the “Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”. I left thinking, this is nothing new and, with all due respect, is just another way of phrasing what already exists out there for budding entrepreneurs: A group of stakeholders who offer services to help entrepreneurs. What we need to have is an [...]
From all of us at Ideate, the authors and the entrepreneurs, the readers and contributors, the brave and the stupid, the rich and the soon to be rich – we say thanks for another great year. We’ve continued this year in the vein that we started, supporting the little guy, that unsung hero of the [...]
I recently published an article on Ideate appealing to our readers to sponsor 10 learners from a school on the Cape Flats to attend a one Introduction to Entrepreneurship Workshop. The response was not great but that did not deter me from wanting to run these workshops. After knocking on doors, cold calling and being [...]
My business, Water Berry, has been implementing independent School Entrepreneurship Programmes since 2011. There have been some interesting success stories of learners starting and sustaining micro-businesses. Today we speak to Todd Sundstrom, a 14 year old Grade 8 learner from SACS High School. Hi Todd. What is the name of your business, and what is the [...]
If you have ever taken the time to listen to Sir Ken Robinson, he constantly reminds us that “Creativity” should be at the heart of our education system and that we need an education system transformation. In my opinion, he speaks the truth. Yet our current education system steers learners away from developing their creative [...]
Today I’m chatting to Sibelo Sibanda, the fearless founder of a new e-commerce venture focusing on selling sartorial items of quality online. This is a tough category to enter into, yet Sibelo and his business partner have the energy, drive and savvy to make it work. How did the Millbug concept come about ? Millbug [...]