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#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units
#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units

Godfrey Sono and Sibusiso Vilakazi successfully launched mo-Wash, mobile hand washing units into the market. This stand-alone, fully automatic portable unit requires no plumbing or drainage, providing a cost-effective hygiene solution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Be your own insurer with SelfSure
#StartupStory: Be your own insurer with SelfSure

SelfSure, a new fintech in South Africa, has come up with a smart way to solve the problem faced by many car owners when they put in a claim after an accident...

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Mar 2020

Sven Wolf, founder of full-service marketing agency, Black Wolf Agency.
#StartupStory: Black Wolf Agency

Black Wolf Media has just completed their third year in business and founder, Sven Wolf tells us more about how they plan to expand their business and service offerings...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting Code
#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting Code

Youth unemployment continues to be a massive issue in South Africa. According to StatsSA, the youth unemployment rate in South Africa rose significantly to 58.2% in the third quarter of 2019 from 56.4% in the previous period, reaching its highest level since the first quarter of 2008.

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time
#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time

Backyard shacks are part of the daily lives of many townships in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunities
#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunities

Lien Potgieter, a colour intuitive, inspirational coach, and founder of Lien Potgieter Creative Consultancy, believes that colour allows people to explore new personal options and business opportunities.

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan
The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan

Working from a spicy flame-grilled chicken recipe he'd developed in his family's garage, Louis Germishuys opened the first Galito's fast food outlet in Nelspruit in 1996...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Coding Mamas teaches moms digital skills
#StartupStory: Coding Mamas teaches moms digital skills

The digital age is now. The skills gap in South Africa is very evident, more specifically digital skills amongst women...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD
#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD

There's a new app called RYDD that has been designed to provide a responsible, sober driver to chauffeur both its users and their cars home safely...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Feb 2020

Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub
Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub

Tinashe Ruzane has always been fascinated by products that scale massively to support underserved customers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor
#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor

Dene Botha, a self-taught entrepreneur has been recognised as one of Avance Media's 100 Most Influential Young South Africans for 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2020

Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen
Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen

Liesl Katzen struggled to find haircare products that adequately cared for her natural curly hair, so she decided to make her own...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Feb 2020

Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de Villiers
Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de Villiers

Rewind back to the late '90s when all of mankind anxiously anticipated the "Y2K bug"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur
#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur

Imagine this...you're 16 years old, you're in Grade 10 and you're sitting in a classroom and all of a sudden an idea comes to mind...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing
#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing

Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club is the brainchild of sisters, Christelle Janse van Rensburg and Stefanie de Wet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Kru & Co on 'going viral', why TikTok is the future of social media
#StartupStory: Kru & Co on 'going viral', why TikTok is the future of social media

Lanie Krugel has just launched Kru & Co, a South African social media agency. We discussed the agency's startup story and social media trends for South Africa to wake up to...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Could Peers24 be our very own social media network?
#StartupStory: Could Peers24 be our very own social media network?

Developed in the backyard of South Africa, Peers24 is a social media network that focuses on value-driven content...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: WhatsOnSale at the virtual mall?
#StartupStory: WhatsOnSale at the virtual mall?

Jalome Chirwa met Emmanuel Mareme and Milaan Mashele at a launch that sparked the idea of WhatsOnSale, a web and mobile platform aimed at the retail industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Franc believes investing is for everyone
#StartupStory: Franc believes investing is for everyone

If you think that investing is only for the rich, you're absolutely wrong...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA
#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA

Solvency, a black-owned insurance solution, launched in January 2020 and is set to disrupt the short-term insurance industry in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: be.first aims to help you buy better
#StartupStory: be.first aims to help you buy better

be.first is a mobile app that allows you to find and share product recommendations in a single place...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity
#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity

According to UNESCO statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is often felt in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2020

Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7
Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7

Technology companies have the opportunity to thrive as key players in the age of the digital revolution. With the agenda of the 4IR currently at the forefront in South Africa, the empowerment of small tech businesses is critical especially as they are the backbone of the economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: Spottmedia
#StartupStory: Spottmedia

Just over two years in and recently having been appointed to render marketing services to domestic service recruitment and training agency Maid4u, we chatted to founder and MD Rucien Petersen to find out more...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: The Yellow Room
#StartupStory: The Yellow Room

Hamiltons in Creative Company recently launched a digital content creation division, The Yellow Room, to include the conceptualisation, scripting, photography, filming and editing of digital content for brands...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: AstroComms provides STEM knowledge for all
#StartupStory: AstroComms provides STEM knowledge for all

Dr Tana Joseph heads up AstroComms, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) consulting and communications company with the aim to assist STEM practitioners, institutions and policymakers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Dec 2019

5 Lessons from an entrepreneur
5 Lessons from an entrepreneur

Athabile Jojo, CEO of Diversity Empowerment, shares what the 2019 downturn taught him and his hopes for growth in 2020...

By Athabile Jojo 13 Dec 2019

#StartupStory: Sisanda Tech is making science learning easy, fun and engaging
#StartupStory: Sisanda Tech is making science learning easy, fun and engaging

With the lack of access to science apparatus and equipment for experiments in public schools, Mbangiso Mabaso developed SI Realities, a virtual science laboratory...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Dec 2019

#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilities
#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilities

Portia Mavhungo understands the loss of independence and dignity people face when they are permanently wheelchair-bound...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Dec 2019

#StartupStory: Rent toys for your kids from Smart Toy Club
#StartupStory: Rent toys for your kids from Smart Toy Club

Imagine that you needn't have to buy new toys for your kids as they grow up. Imagine the idea of keeping your house less cluttered by toys...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 Dec 2019

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