If the shoe fits . . .

Aone Ditirwa started her shoe business as a result of her love of fashion, but she soon learnt that solid entrepreneurial savvy was crucial to running her venture

Natural inspiration: Grade 11 pupils help local...

Spurred by their sense of community and with the assistance of selfless mentors, Grade 11 pupils Shanelle Makobe and Sinesipho Molo (both aged 16) have found ways to build a business inspired by nature

Hulisani Ravele: Wise and woke

Hulisani Ravele (30) has courted success in the public eye since she was nine. But in this special Youth Issue interview, she tells us about the reality of hustling for freelance work and sustaining a strong media presence in the competitive age of IT girls

Beating black tax

Avoid the generational black tax trap by having frank conversations with your family. Here’s how

Employees to shareholders

Vuma Reputation Management, which was founded by the indomitable Janine Hills and boasts numerous blue-chip clients, has just handed a chunk of its equity to three brilliant, young (former) employees – two of them women

Why Ts and Cs are so important

Started posting before checking those Ts and Cs? Here’s why you might come to regret that decision

Powerhouse: Zama Khanyile

Passionate about creating space for entrepreneurs and black businesswomen to grow, Zama Khanyile’s philosophy centres on developing people as she leads

[WATCH] Meet profit-wise and planet-friendly Nozipho Dube

A stay-at-home mum for decades, Nozipho Dube’s only exposure to business before launching her own enterprise at the age of 50 was volunteering on the board of two NGOs. Now this confident, capable entrepreneur is making her mark

Banking gets interesting

Banking is about to be shaken up with the launch of three new banks later this year, namely Discovery Bank, BankZero and TymeDigital

Free education: can it work?

In an effort to better understand the feasibility of SA’s push for free higher education, we look at three countries that have had tuition-free higher learning for decades

Itumeleng Mpatlanyana: Township taste

Itumeleng Mpatlanyana (38) believes his fast-food franchise is a way to help aspirant black entrepreneurs become economically active and uplift entire communities

Trevor Noah is on top of the...

SA’s had its share of global superstars who’ve reshaped our national culture and identity. Comedian extraordinaire Trevor Noah, another homegrown creative genius, is doing just that – and teaching salient lessons about Mzansi behind the laughter

Powerhouse: Mzamo Masito

Newly appointed Google SA Chief Marketing Officer Mzamo Masito tells us how he went from a township tyke to fronting the marketing activities of the world’s premier tech titan

Powerhouse: Pumela Salela

Pumela Salela, Brand SA’s Country Head to the UK, exemplifies what’s attainable when hard work, passion and preparation converge. The first black female to hold her position, she opens up about the power of penning one’s visions and working relentlessly to put SA on the global scale


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