10 youthful businesspeople who are leading SA (and changing the world)
180 days ago
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.
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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Modise for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Morton about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).
Mkhwanazi – son of an entrepreneur – founded a web design firm (Csonke.com) with R2000 when he was 17 and still in school.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews OfferZen cofounder Malan Joubert.
"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.
Alex Fourie created iFix in 2006 from his dorm room at university. Today it repairs about 10 000 devices a month.
"Either we stay on Earth and go extinct, or we become a multi-planetary species," says Quantum Biology Researcher Adriana Marais.
PICHULIK transforms everyday materials through craft and design into something precious, says its founder Katherine-Mary.
She barely passed science, yet her creation won global awards and enables people to easily grow food even when water is scarce.
Ludwick Marishane talks about entrepreneurship, his water saving invention and becoming SA’s youngest patent holder at 17.
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