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Filling the Financial Literacy Gap in South Africa with 2CEE Holdings

Entrepreneurs have different stories of venturing into business, ranging from personal experiences to a passion, for Thusi Sabelo, his  journey of entrepreneurship started back in 2011. “I resigned at Old Mutual Finance and started my own marketing company Walking Tall Communications. Unfortunately the company didn’t succeed due to a lack of clients and was running […]

From a Childhood Experience to a Thriving Business, Meet Shamim Nabuuma

At the age of 6, Shamim Nabuuma experienced tooth pain and this was repeatedly treated with pain relieving tablets, however this was not enough to keep away the tooth pain which soon degenerated to a swollen jaw. Even with all that pain, her parents couldn’t afford to take her to the dentist. They however mobilized […]

Disrupting the African Fashion Industry with Serah Kassim Ready to Wear Brand

Textile and clothing is the second largest sector in the developing world after agriculture, this sector is dominated by SMEs and holds the potential to create jobs for millions of women and youth across Africa. Discussions on African inspired clothing takes the centre stage at forums on fashion and exhibitions around the world. From the […]

Dainel Oulai’s Multiple Solutions to Tackling the Challenges of Food Security

Across the world Food security brings a huge debate with organisations, individuals and governments taking a centre stage in the tackling the interrelated elements of: availability, access, utilisation and stability. Grainothèque founded by a young agroecology activist and, Daniel Oulai (2017, Agriculture), is one of such organizations that is driving the agenda of  food security. As a young boy […]

Shabbirali Mussa: Solving the Waste Challenge of Tanzania

From Arusha to Dar es Salaam, over every 5 mins walk you will find a plastic bag (polythene) on the road or in a drainage leading to pollution. In Tanzania, a devastating amount of over a million polythene plastic bags are used each year. Only a small percentage of these plastic bags are used again […]

Inside Chigozie Bashua’s World of Nut Processing

With a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, one would expect Chigozie to focus on a career in line with her degree but in her words, “I believe I was called to do more than just my degree, I was out to fight the rising cost of food prices and bring innovation and the […]

Energy from Waste: Greenpact’s Leroy Mwasaru is Driving Social Impact in Kenya

As a high school student of Maseno School, Young Leroy Mwasaru started Greenpact when his school faced a problem of a faulty sewer system. The sewer problem polluted nearby sources of domestic water for the neighboring community, sparking a demonstration against the school. In a bid to provide solution to this problem, Leroy and his […]

Nana Asomaniwaa is Caring for Care Givers Through Erith Health Service

Nana Asomaniwaa is a young pharmacist turned entrepreneur, her entrepreneurial inclinations began when she started working in a cancer unit and realised that nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other medical caregivers can contract cancer just through administering care to the patients. This scary thought gave her a business idea. As a student, Nana had her internship […]

From Passion to Profit: Meet Temitayo, the Swimming Entrepreneur

A popular saying in Ogun state, South West Nigeria that descendants of Ijebu land do not go swimming may have been true until Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur Temitayo Orekoya (2016) came in contact with the sport. Growing up, Temitayo never had any encounter with sports but rather was seen as a nerd with a gift for […]