ShapeShifter, Make Money Mondays

10 youthful businesspeople who are leading SA (and changing the world)

About 37% of South Africa’s population is younger than 35.

They face a lot of challenges.

Youthful South Africans are disproportionately affected by unemployment (70% of all jobless people in the country are under 35).

Despite the unique challenges that they face; they are already stamping their mark on the country and leading it into the future.

In honour of Youth Day – and the Soweto uprising of 1976 that it commemorates – we put together a collection of inspirational young movers and shakers from Bruce Whitfield's The Money Show.

(Click on the headlines.)

Meet Matsi Modise, a woman on a mission to boost South African entrepreneurs

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Modise for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

SuperSport United’s Michael Morton gets real about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Morton about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Meet Zibusiso Mkhwanazi; CEO of “Digital at the core marketing agency” AVATAR

Mkhwanazi – son of an entrepreneur – founded a web design firm (Csonke.com) with R2000 when he was 17 and still in school.

Looking for a dev job? Need a developer? OfferZen brings you together!

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews OfferZen cofounder Malan Joubert.

'There were times when we went to bed hungry' - Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

"I have a fear of not being able to provide for my family," admits Mahola in this interview by The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield.

They couldn’t fix his iPod, so he did it himself (thereby creating iFix)

Alex Fourie created iFix in 2006 from his dorm room at university. Today it repairs about 10 000 devices a month.

Adriana Marais may soon leave for Mars (never to return)

"Either we stay on Earth and go extinct, or we become a multi-planetary species," says Quantum Biology Researcher Adriana Marais.

How internationally heralded PICHULIK (started with no seed capital) got huge

PICHULIK transforms everyday materials through craft and design into something precious, says its founder Katherine-Mary.

Claire Reid, at 16, simplified food growing with her award-winning invention

She barely passed science, yet her creation won global awards and enables people to easily grow food even when water is scarce.

No water? No problem! Young entrepreneur profits from crisis with invention

Ludwick Marishane talks about entrepreneurship, his water saving invention and becoming SA’s youngest patent holder at 17.

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


This article first appeared on 702 : 10 youthful businesspeople who are leading SA (and changing the world)


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
SuperSport United’s Michael Morton gets real about money

SuperSport United’s Michael Morton gets real about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Morton about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Adriana Marais  may soon leave for Mars (never to return)

Adriana Marais may soon leave for Mars (never to return)

"Either we stay on Earth and go extinct, or we become a multi-planetary species," says Quantum Biology Researcher Adriana Marais.

They couldn’t fix his iPod, so he did it himself (thereby creating iFix)

They couldn’t fix his iPod, so he did it himself (thereby creating iFix)

Alex Fourie created iFix in 2006 from his dorm room at university. Today it repairs about 10 000 devices a month.

'There were times when we went to bed hungry' - Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

'There were times when we went to bed hungry' - Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

"I have a fear of not being able to provide for my family," admits Mahola in this interview by The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield.

Claire Reid, at 16, simplified food growing with her award-winning invention

Claire Reid, at 16, simplified food growing with her award-winning invention

She barely passed science, yet her creation won global awards and enables people to easily grow food even when water is scarce.

No water? No problem! Young entrepreneur profits from crisis with invention

No water? No problem! Young entrepreneur profits from crisis with invention

Ludwick Marishane talks about entrepreneurship, his water saving invention and becoming SA’s youngest patent holder at 17.

Popular articles
‘Maimane, Malema will find Ramaphosa harder to deal with than easy-target Zuma’

‘Maimane, Malema will find Ramaphosa harder to deal with than easy-target Zuma’

Afternoon Drive’s Stephen Grootes interviews Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Security Studies Judith February.

Hawks video shows fugitive Ajay Gupta leaving SA

Hawks video shows fugitive Ajay Gupta leaving SA

The Hawks are in possession of video footage showing Gupta, wanted in connection with Vrede dairy farm scandal, leaving SA.

Eusebius says EFF misread the moment by walking out on President's election

Eusebius says EFF misread the moment by walking out on President's election

Eusebius Mckaiser asked callers what they thought of how opposition parties conducted themselves in yesterday's election.

LISTEN: Tannie Evita predicted Ramaphosa would be president in 1994

LISTEN: Tannie Evita predicted Ramaphosa would be president in 1994

Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout shares her thoughts on SA's new president.

Zwane, Dlamini, Muthambi and Gigaba may be axed in Ramaphosa reshuffle - journo

Zwane, Dlamini, Muthambi and Gigaba may be axed in Ramaphosa reshuffle - journo

Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to reshuffle the Cabinet as he takes over from Zuma and makes his mark the National Executive.

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Cyril Ramaphosa's ex-wife says abuse allegations spread by EFF leader Julius Malema are an attempt to tarnish his reputation.