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Image: Former gangster turns life around to become an eco-friendly businessman A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to be an entrepreneur.

The entrepreneur who dared to ask: What if I could make eco-friendly cleaning products affordable to the masses…?  A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to become an entrepreneur. He now hopes to positively impact South Africa by providing premium and affordable natural products for personal care, household and businesses. Khululekani Nyobole, 26, is one of the entrepreneurs to come out of the New Ventures Studio incubator, an initiative of Salesian Life Choices.   Read More...




Enterprise
Image: Planners Focus On Philippi

Planners from a range of departments from the City of Cape Town gathered at Philippi Village to hear from researchers about the key services that Philippi needs to be able to grow.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: KZN organisations applauded for efficient and effective waste management Organisations in KZN had the chance to be acknowledged for effective and efficient waste management practices at the IWMSA KZN Waste Management Awards 2016. After a rigorous judging process, including site visits and audits, the winners were honoured for their positive contributions to waste reduction and cleaner production.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: 1 Billion Rand in client Turnover since inception  ! Shanduka Black Umbrellas has reached this incredible milestone

In this issue we celebrate the success of our entrepreneurs through the "One Billion Campaign" and we are glad to announce that the 2016 annual report has been published and is available for download on www.shandukablackumbrellas.org
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HEADLINES, Education, Enterprise
Image: Woolworths celebrates 85 years of quality by giving back R1 million to education Woolworths today announced that it is marking its 85th anniversary by partnering with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme in order to provide 50 educational bursaries of R20 000 each, totaling R1 million.   Read More...



Education, Enterprise
Image: SOSA Abroad The University of California, Los Angeles - known commonly as UCLA - is located in the foothills of Beverly Hills, California

This may seem like a distant place for SOSA Investments to have representation; However, when analysed further one can note that UCLA is ranked as the most sustainable university in the world, and thus is the perfect location to learn about cutting edge, renewable energy ideas.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Name change for The Amy Biehl Foundation At the commemoration of the 23 years since the tragic death of Amy Biehl the South African Amy Biehl Foundation announced a name change.

At the commemoration of the 23 years since the tragic death of Amy Biehl the South African Amy Biehl Foundation announced a name change and will in future be known as the Amy Foundation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image:  Zespri Kiwifruit looks for South Africa’s First “Zesprineur” First of its kind programme for the company & aims at young SA entrepreneurs by supporting them before they go to market on their own.

Zespri International Limited, the world's largest marketer of kiwifruit, has partnered with SAGDA (South African Graduates Development Association) and The Star Workplace to launch an entrepreneurship programme called, “Zesprineur.”   Read More...




Education, Enterprise
Image: Teen Entrepreneur Breakfast In August 2016, the SOSA team was invited to the Teen Entrepreneur, Awaken the Giant Within breakfast series.

Teen Entrepreneur is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to cultivate and promote an entrepreneurial spirit amongst high school learners across South Africa through interactive seminars, workshops, conferences, and exhibitions.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Spread the word to aspiring entrepreneurs The 7th annual Business Plan Competition for young aspiring entrepreneurs is now open for entries.

All entrants will be invited to attend a full-day business planning workshop in centres throughout the country, to empower them to submit a business plan for the second phase of the competition. Everyone is a winner – even before the competition closes.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Vote now! Shanduka Black Umbrellas People's Choice Awards Shanduka Black Umbrellas announce the nominees for the 2016 the SBU People’s Choice Award category for our National Enterprise Development Awards

The SBU People’s Choice Award invites you to vote for your favourite business from our eight nominees. The winner will be announced on June 30th at our National Enterprise Development Awards ceremony to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg.   Read More...




Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Brownies & Downies

Walking into this little lunchroom, the atmosphere is cheerful and welcoming. I was greeted at the door and offered a table, a standard at any restaurant. But what makes this spot so unique are not the blue-painted walls or the quaint, minimalist décor. Rather, it’s the staff – 25 young adults –who either have Down syndrome, Autism, or an intellectual disability.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: The Journey to Social Enterprise Trialogue pre-conference workshop-The funding landscape is becoming increasingly competitive in South Africa, as it is globally.

In response, many non-profits are looking for ways to generate income in order to decrease their reliance on donor funding and become more financially sustainable and independent.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Small business owners who live with disability to take their business to the next level SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme offers eligible entrepreneurs a chance to expand and develop their individual vision.

The SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme is a remarkable opportunity for small business owners who live with disability to take their business to the next level. Eligible entrepreneurs receive a chance over a period of two years to consolidate, expand and develop their individual vision whilst acquiring new skills, business understanding and personal capacity.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation
Image: Invitation for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business Do you have a viable, black-owned small business that would benefit from mentorship, training and business support?

SAB Foundation invites interested parties to apply to the 2016 Tholoana Enterprise Programme.
Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of businesses to accelerate their success. Wrap-around support, including expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support, has been shown to improve the confidence and skills of entrepreneurs.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Connecting Established Women Leaders with Future Women Leaders Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships resulting in personal and professional growth, opportunities, networks and experiences.

February 2016, Johannesburg: A mentor can be a valuable guide and sounding board when looking for direction in your career or business. This is the understanding of a group of successful and inspiring South African women who have volunteered to take young South African emerging leaders under their wings as their mentees during the annual Global Women’s Day Mentoring Walk   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Doreen Katzen - speaker at Women in Business Seminar 2016 “I want to share my business journey to inspire other women to believe in themselves, follow their dreams and reach for the stars

Well-known property broker Doreen Katzen is confirmed as a speaker at Women in Business Seminar 2016 taking place on 6 July 2016 at Emoyeni Estate in Parktown, Johannesburg. “I want to share my business journey to inspire other women to believe in themselves, follow their dreams and reach for the stars.  Being an entrepreneur has its ups and its downs.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: CLOVER MAMA AFRIKA wraps up another successful Smarties Week  Of the 41 mamas appointed, 20 mamas gathered together in Johannesburg for a week of training & skills building to see them sharpen their skills.

Since the project was founded, Clover Mama Afrika has chosen 41 Mamas around South Africa who assist disadvantaged people in their communities, such as children and the elderly, many of whom have been abused or are homeless. Smarties Week is a hands-on training course that sees the Clover Mama Afrika ladies travel from different provinces across the country and unite to partake in a week of value added workshops.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Partnering for Excellence - Shanduka Black Umbrellas Advancing our contribution to entrepreneurship in South Africa and to deliver on our mandate of developing future black businesses together.

We believe that our work is key to the development of the South African economy and social space. As we encounter turbulent financial times, it is increasingly clear that collaboration between the private sector and the public sector, between big business and small, is going to be the key to creating the sustainable economy required to uplift all South Africans.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Health
Image: Engen helps bring health to truck drivers Health awareness initiative aligned to the Corridor Empowerment Project and Trucking Wellness programme is receiving amplified uptake.

Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane says that the main aim of this initiative is to improve health through awareness. “Education helps to remind drivers and our employees why their health is important and how life choices impact on their well-being. Ultimately this increases their health, safety and productivity.”   Read More...



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