24 11, 2020

These South African students are making social change a reality

2020-10-30T13:41:36+02:00November 24th, 2020|Topical Articles|

A group of 5 students from St John’s College and Roedean School have used their time in lockdown wisely - through social entrepreneurship. They have set up an online platform where young South Africans can share their thoughts, feelings and writings about social issues, and hopefully, encourage social change. Sazi Bongwe, Eli Osei, Joseph Goldblatt, [...]

12 05, 2020

The Zenzeleni Project – Getting a Community Online

2020-05-11T16:59:31+02:00May 12th, 2020|Topical Articles|

A remote rural community in the Eastern Cape, home to nearly 6 000 people, is at the heart of an inspiring and innovative 'Do It Yourself' project that is owned and run by a rural cooperative. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) are spearheading a project, [...]

31 07, 2018

What do the UN Sustainable Development Goals have to do with you?

2018-07-23T17:43:47+02:00July 31st, 2018|Topical Articles|

There are 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are collectively set to help make our world a better place. What is interesting to note is that they are not just specific for a particular continent or region, but are something all active global citizens can aspire for. What are these 17 UN [...]

22 12, 2017

7 Social Media trends to get ready for in 2018

2017-12-14T12:21:08+02:00December 22nd, 2017|Topical Articles|

The stats have spoken. Gone are the days of Facebook and Twitter name dropping and getting by with minimum efforts. Welcome to 2018. The status quo has changed. It cannot and will not be business as usual. You'd better get yourself updated so that you are not left behind. Twitter fan? See this There's no [...]

12 09, 2016

Top 8 Myths about Teen Entrepreneurship

2016-09-12T09:30:40+02:00September 12th, 2016|Articles for Teens, Topical Articles|

When it comes to busting myths, it’s important to delve into the myths that are so widely entrenched into our society. Here are the ultimate seven myths that many teen entrepreneurs wrongly accept as truth or fact. Myth 7: All you need is an idea An idea alone will do you no good. You need [...]

24 09, 2015


2017-02-02T12:35:41+02:00September 24th, 2015|Home, Topical Articles|

Entrepreneurship is fast becoming a key pillar in the growth of the South African economy. While the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report released in January this year shows that conditions that support the South African Entrepreneurial ecosystem have slipped and that fewer adults are involved in entrepreneurial activity, it is widely understood that entrepreneurship is [...]

13 03, 2014

Finding the Fit

2014-03-13T12:00:26+02:00March 13th, 2014|Articles for Parents, Articles for Teens, General, Topical Articles|

Deep breath … because this is certainly key to your entrepreneurial success story.  So how does one go about identifying that fit?  That niche market that favours your entrepreneurial spirit? Craig Falck at Africa Report www.africareport.com puts it well saying, “Someone experiences that ‘light bulb above the head’ moment, where they identify a portion of [...]

6 03, 2014

Oh laaaaaaaawd won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

2017-02-02T12:35:44+02:00March 6th, 2014|Articles for Parents, General, Topical Articles|

Agreed, I’m digging deep with this analogy but bear with me. Is it daddy’s responsibility to hand 16 year old Meg the Mercedes Benz on a silver platter aka ‘My Sweet Sixteen”?  Or should dad rather be the enabler to encourage Meg (whose friends all drive Porches remember so the pressure is on) to rather [...]


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