ENTREPRENEUR: Founder of Colony Live Marco Broccardo

The reformed drug addict leads a start-up with R35m in turnover, and has turned to the US for growth

ENTREPRENEUR: Brett Dawson’s life after Dimension Data

After winding up his tenure at the helm of Dimension Data two years ago, the tech sector veteran has shifted gear to incubate disruptive start-ups

ENTREPRENEUR: Giraffe founder Anish Shivdasani

The developer of award-winning local app-based start-up Giraffe has raised a fresh batch of funding to grow the platform

ENTREPRENEUR: Theo Mothoa-Frendo, founder of Uso — African Dermal Science

With the launch of skin-care products that target women with dark skin, this entrepreneur has tapped into a market that could take her brand all over the ...

ENTREPRENEURS: Johannes le Roux and Inus Smuts — hangover-free G&T

An alcohol-free gin and tonic — developed by two local entrepreneurs — sounds like the ideal accompaniment to a business lunch

ENTREPRENEUR: Palesa Sibeko — hard work can be fun

Avid gamer runs two innovative firms in the advertising space, and helped create a nonprofit organisation to empower young girls in science and technology

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

ENTREPRENEUR: Ntuthuko Shezi creating a cash cow

The ‘crowd-farming’ founder has enjoyed great success in just two years, and he has ambitions to grow his business elsewhere in Africa

ENTREPRENEUR: Owner of Native Nosi Mokgadi Mabela

The former government bureaucrat’s beekeeping venture is a return to her roots, but she is using a modern method to draw in investors and expand her business

ENTREPRENEUR: TymeDigital CEO Sandile Shabalala

The head of SA’s new digital bank brings experience gained over 26 years in the field to the venture

SA's Kylie Jenner: How 17-year-old Rabia Ghoor is building her own make-up brand

She’s not old enough to vote — but Ghoor’s make-up and skin-care brand could make her SA’s very own Kylie Jenner

PROFILE: Yael Geffen, spearheading the family dynasty

The young CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty SA has the daunting task of growing the company at a time when online firms are trying to steal market share ...

ENTREPRENEUR: Founder of Zenzele Fitness Itumeleng Phake

Phake left the world of banking to start a company that, in three years, already boasts a network of gyms in the headquarters of some of SA’s biggest corporates

ENTREPRENEUR: Co-founder of ReWare Nothando Moleketi

The market for pre-owned handsets has become huge in SA. Used-phone business ReWare entered the industry at just the right time

ENTREPRENEUR: WeThinkCode_’s Arlene Mulder

The former investment banker left the world of finance to pursue her dream of a tech business with the aim of revolutionising education and producing top tech ...

SA startup taking local and international museums by storm

An enterprising Cape Town-based company has produced hi-tech exhibits of the natural world for a US museum