An entrepreneur is a term we hear a lot in this country and South Africa has a wealth of them. These are individuals who undertake risk, who show passion and initiative, with the end goals of financial profit and benefits for their communities. Andiswa Gumede is the Tholoana Enterprise Programme […]
RUSTIM ARIEFDIEN explains how the ownership element can benefit people with disabilities and businesses The benefits of the ownership element of the BBBEE Scorecard may be the most misunderstood element from a disability perspective. Disability can be a direct benefit to a company as a Black Designated Group, which is...
Our Quarantine edition (Issue 2) featured some small businesses owned by people with disabilities. As lockdown continues, many of these businesses are struggling. We want to encourage our readers to support local entrepreneurs with disabilities in this difficult time. For more information, go check out our second issue (available only […]
Anda Mthulu started a shoeshine business to provide more job opportunities. “The drive for inclusion in the workplace of people with disabilities was one of the main reasons I started Msi Shoeshine and Services,” he explains. Serving the Pinelands offices of Old Mutual and the Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel […]
The annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empower Awards identify small companies and entrepreneurs who are providing services or products that elevate their communities, and award them funding and advice to assist in furthering their businesses. This year, the SAB Foundation awarded a total of R13,6 million to the 20 […]
Nicholas Smit runs a tutoring company called Straight A Tutors as well as the wheelchair accessories company Smergos. He is a motivational speaker on issues of disability, mathematics, creativity and entrepreneurship. He shares with us his experience of being an entrepreneur Many people have a romantic notion of entrepreneurship, which […]