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Dear South African Entrepreneurs: It’s Time We Rediscovered Our Optimism

Dear South African Entrepreneurs: It’s Time We Rediscovered Our Optimism

Merchant Capital Founder and CEO Dov Girnun reminds us that we don’t know how good we’ve got it here in South Africa. That it’s time for entrepreneurs to rediscover the unshakeable optimism that’s made us great and not to let our country’s challenges get to us.


From Cooking At Home In Khayelitsha To Celebrated Private Chef In South Africa

From Cooking At Home In Khayelitsha To Celebrated Private Chef In South Africa

Being a finalist on Top Chef SA brought Ayabonga Gope into the public eye as a rising star in the food industry. The experience was one of Ayabonga's highlights in his career and equipped him with the confidence needed to pursue the culinary profession full-time. How did Ayabonga go from making eggs, rice, and tomato sauce for friends, in his home in Khayelitsha, to cooking for high profiled guests in their homes around Cape Town? Click on to hear the interview.

How This Brewer Turned His Side Hustle Into A Viable Venture

How This Brewer Turned His Side Hustle Into A Viable Venture

The story of Ukhamba is rich with history and tradition in the African Culture. Head brewer and co-founder of Ukhamba Beerworx, Lethu Tshabangu talks with Siyabonga Wilson Mbaba about what it takes to start a successful brewing company in South Africa. The story of Lethu’s successes and Ukhamba Beerworx is motivation for anyone to turn their passion into a business.

SA Entrepreneur-founded Startup Prodigy Finance Secures R14.39 Billion In Debt Financing Over Twelve Months

SA Entrepreneur-founded Startup Prodigy Finance Secures R14.39 Billion In Debt Financing Over Twelve Months

Debt financing enables scale and expansion to fund the best students around the world. This includes additional U.S. universities, schools and programmes, and a new loan refinance product. Prodigy Finance, the UK-based pioneer in cross-border finance founded by South African entrepreneur, Cameron Stevens, has announced that it raised R14.39 billion in the last twelve months in available debt financing.