Arthur Sithole, 32, shows that vision and an appetite for risk pays off.
When asked what their advice to aspiring business owners is, many entrepreneurs agree that if at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.
Gerold Keffers is proof that hard work, persistence, and self-belief — values he lives by — pay off. He went from working as a security guard at a winery to a driver at a wine tank manufacturing company, Velo SPA, where he rose to the rank of chief technician.
Biozest is a South African energy drink sold in South Africa. By all accounts, the product is successful. But this is not what drives Sibusiso Tshabalala to work relentlessly on turning Biozest into an international product.
Karunas Reddy has loved food for as long as she can remember. She loves experimenting with different ingredients and flavour profiles and revels in creating recipes. It’s no wonder then that after 15 years of feeling stifled by her job in the banking industry, she found her muse in food.
South Africa is developing at a rapid pace. While this is a sign of an economic boom, to Siyanda Qabaka, it’s a possible environmental red flag. The co-founder of Earth Free Environmental Consultancy with Lwando Ruyeni, Siyanda is passionate about environmental management.
Jody Botha didn’t choose to become an entrepreneur, entrepreneurship chose him when he was just 10. While participating at his school’s sports day, he noticed that the sports grounds were teeming with people.