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No limits on finding new opportunities
Looking back on the strange turns that his life has taken, Thembekile Sikenqe can see that he could easily have found himself slowly going grey at a desk in a moderately successful corporate career. But one lucky move blew open his mind and sent him on a wild adventure of entrepreneurship which he is still living every day.Read more >


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Spotting opportunities where others see gloom
If the mark of a true entrepreneur is the ability to spot an opportunity where others only see gloom, then Wynand Hart is a champion. Picture him at the end of 1995, standing outside the weathered buildings of the Sutherlands Tannery from which he had just been retrenched as part of the liquidation of the 117-year-old company. Read more >
  • Naleesh Harduth


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Restaurant entrepreneur ready for post-pandemic bounce-back
Amid all the usual uncertainties of running one’s own business, Neelesh Harduth has found an unexpected certainty: no matter what happens in future, chances are very good that things cannot possibly be as difficult as his first two years. If his business could survive that, it will survive anything. Read more >
  • Tshepo Mekoal


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Formal systems, staff relations help resilient company bounce back
A few months ago, Tshepo Mekoa was worried at the speed with which his company Brima Logistics was growing - would the intricate systems and procedures that he had set up over the last decade and a half hold under the weight of his rapid expansion? Read more >
  • Iris Makanya


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No rest for this 60-year-old livewire
“My entrepreneurship is beyond my control,” says Iris Makanya, a 60-year-old business owner from Umtata whose various businesses employ more than 800 people throughout South Africa. Read more >
  • Elizabeth Baillie


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Answering adversity with entrepreneurship
Like thousands of South African business owners Elizabeth Baillie stared into the abyss as one of the strictest lockdowns in the world shut down the South African economy and her business. Read more >