Not every child is lucky enough to come from an industrialised and developed country....
If only If only I had a laptop, my own bedroom, better nutrition, family support, a safer community, or money - surely I would have been far by now. How many times does "if only" keep us grounded and unable to progress in life? For Siyamthanda Mtyeku, "if only" was never an option. Even sharing [...]
The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted life as we know it. Crucially, it is disproportionately affecting our youth and driving up our already dire youth unemployment rate. South Africa’s future relies on the collective contribution that our youth are going to make to business and society...
As an entrepreneur you probably already have your head screwed on right and know a thing or two about business and finances. You will have written out a business plan before starting out in the business world, or barring that, you will have created a discernible outline of how you would like to run your business as it starts up.
In this post, I am going to bring that point to life with a case study on Brendan Cox, a 19-year-old entrepreneur I recently met, that has founded 10 different successful businesses to date, which collectively grew his $900 loan from his mother into $250,000 of profits today.
Perhaps there is truth in the Indonesian proverb that states that "a firm tree does not fear the storm." In a hurricane, it helps to be grounded and surrounded by people who will look out for your good, encourage, protect and support you. When the winds of life howl, you'd better have an army of [...]
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, [...]
Fact or fiction? One day, when I grow up, I will pay it forward. Well, the answer is in your hands already. As a budding entrepreneur, you can decide if you want to gift others who are merely getting by, now or later or both. Forget the socially established notion that paying it forward is [...]