SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation
P.O. Box 185
Howard Place, Pinelands
Cape Town Science Centre
370 Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0)21 447 6183
Mobile: +27 (0)82 907 0739 or +27 (0)82 088 1812
Fax: +27 (0)86 548 9766
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Seragie Enterprises cc.
Contact person: Felicity Seragie
Tel: 021 638 1384
Fax: 086 716 8376
Mobile: 082 592 3907
Lydia Zingoni is Founder and Director of SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation. She holds several degrees in Economic History, Information management, and marketing. She has worked for several years as an Information specialist in The United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Her last corporate job as CPUT Libraries Director, exposed her to the business formation needs of potential young entrepreneurs. Lydia, has run several businesses of her own in book trade, business information directories, free advertising papers, to internet cafes. Her passion has been and still is to instil the young minds to a culture of entrepreneurship.
SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation was formed purely as a channel for the cultivation and promotion of an entrepreneurial culture in all our teens in South Africa and beyond. To date there are 18,5 million Teens in South Africa out of a total population of 49 Million people. Therefore Teenagers represent more than a third of the nation’s population. Through SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation Lydia’s dream is create entrepreneurial programmes, competitions and networks that will penetrate to teenagers into all provinces.
Nathi Mbele hails from the township of uMlazi in Durban where he matriculated with distinctions at Zwelibanzi High School. After high school he read for a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Statistics) degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Nathi’s entrepreneurial journey can be summarised by one word ACCESS; Access to knowledge, access to information, access to technology, access to jobs, access to education and access to the market. He creates and sells platforms which aid clients gain ACCESS to its desired markets, for example he has developed platforms for brands to ACCESS the mass market using least cost effective ways.