ENTREPRENEUR: Jason Penton, co-founder of uKheshe

This payment company is a disrupter: it makes it easy to make a payment without using cash, which also expands financial inclusion

Nkululeko Legend Manqele is on a date with Destiny

The new owner and publisher hopes to pull the two magazines back from the brink. Print, he says, is not a dying business

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ENTREPRENEURS: Meet Zakhe Khuzwayo and DJ Kumbula, founders of the ‘Avis of IT equipment’

A technology leasing firm, the brainchild of two young entrepreneurs, now employs 200 people and has a turnover in excess of R150m

ENTREPRENEUR: Brendan Mullen, co-founder of Secha Capital

Investing for good: the team behind a young venture capital firm are setting out to create jobs, even in sectors that are in decline in SA, such as textiles

ENTREPRENEUR: LN Wines founder Lata Ngoasheng keeps it classy

This young entrepreneur’s business is not only about bringing new wine brands to the market, he says. It’s about selling a lifestyle

ENTREPRENEUR: How Rali Mampeule went from hawker to Harvard

This entrepreneur is buying vacant land at discounted prices to service and sell on for low-cost housing

ENTREPRENEUR: Yalu’s Tlalane Ntuli challenges the financial giants

This credit life start-up has ambitious plans to disrupt the very steady income stream of the major banks – and it is already facing push-back

ENTREPRENEURS: Soweto-born photographers on a mission to change perceptions

Their journey began with efforts to change perceptions using photography. Today these Soweto-born creatives are at the helm of their own agency

ENTREPRENEUR: Taking off with aviation entrepreneur Thokozani Miya

A passion for flying early in life pushed this entrepreneur to launch a competitively priced air taxi service

ENTREPRENEUR: Chris Leatt of Leatt Corp

From a lab outside Cape Town, the entrepreneur developed a neck brace for extreme sports that has attracted worldwide demand

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ENTREPRENEUR: Founder of Guns & Rain Julie Taylor

Anthropologist who wanted to help artists from the continent has created a showcase that sells their works through the Internet and via Skype and Instagram

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ENTREPRENEUR: Cognition.Online’s Kyle Dodds

While working as a tutor during his university days, Dodds was forced to turn business away. But that experience opened his eyes to the potential of an app

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Entrepreneur: CEO of WeChat Africa Brett Loubser

The man who thinks he can take on WhatsApp may not have had success as an entrepreneur, but his career highs and lows have taught him remarkable resilience

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