Capetonian conquers entrepreneurial boot Camp in Lagos

Janine Roberts is one of the 1000 entrepreneurs chosen by the Tony Elumelu Foundation to attend their entrepreneur bootcamp programme.

Roberts is one of the 31 South Africa-based entrepreneurs who took part in the 12-week training program, funded and organised by the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Roberts started a social entrepreneurship project in Muizenberg's Capricorn Park 8 months ago. She hires micro-entrepreneurs in the surrounding areas to pack dry food.

An impressive example of social entrepreneurship and partnerships within micro-enterprise, her company has created 60 stable jobs, in just 8 months - mostly for women in the area.

It was really amazing - the first time that I have traveled into Africa. It was a great experience for me and highlighted the need for more programs like this on the continent.

Janine Roberts, social entrepreneur

Tony Elumelu is one of the continent's richest individuals, who sees the need for the upskilling of entrepreneurs, and expands his reach across the continent.

1000 entrepreneurs from 51 African nations took part in the boot camp, and they all converged in Lagos this weekend, for a massive caucus and networking session.

Listen to the full conversation, with Udo Carelse standing in, on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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