PROFILE: Entrepreneur and author Naqiyah Mayat

What started as a food blog mushroomed into a lifestyle brand and a newly published book on Indian cooking

ENTREPRENEUR: Mutoda Mahamba is shaking up short-term insurance

A start-up insurance company wants to give its clients more of their money back, setting itself up to be a major disrupter in the industry

ENTREPRENEUR: Theo Baloyi, founder of Bathu Shoes

The accountant-turned-businessman has built a thriving sneaker business that sells the shoes online and already has five physical stores across SA

ENTREPRENEUR: Raymond Campbell on a mission to deliver better healthcare

How a doctor-turned-businessman thinks medical treatment should work in a world where technology is at our fingertips

ENTREPRENEURS: Tsiloane sisters break barriers with plastic bricks

From trash to walls: dynamic sisters create a construction brick made using plastic waste

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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