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

This entrepreneur established the first luxury jewellery business in a township

There have been many challenges for NQ Jewellery Design Services owner Nqobile Nkosi

ENTREPRENEURS: Fuel cell plant developers Vinay Somera & Sakib Khan

Government’s hydrogen fuel cell strategy to use locally mined platinum and generate jobs has created an opportunity to make components for the global market

PROFILE: Serial entrepreneur Hamza Farooqui

The man who has his sights on ownership of a commercial bank, along with a friend of the Guptas, wants to give black entrepreneurs a bank that talks their ...