• TEF Alumni Spotlight with Msindazwe Ndhlovu

    Msindazwe Ndhlovu ​is a 2018 Tony Elumelu entrepreneur from Botswana​. In this interview, he talks to us about The Noble Savage​, a company that recycles waste plastic and glass for the manufacturing of alternative eco-friendly building materials which are lighter, stronger, durable, and affordable, all while incorporating technology to bring affordable energy to Africa. On Changes …

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  • Taking the Leap into Entrepreneurship

    with Botswana entrepreneur Nametso Matlhaga Every entrepreneur is familiar with the feeling of trepidation just before taking the leap to begin a new business or become an entrepreneur: Do I have what it takes? Is it worth it? How do I start? Getting through this stage usually requires validating ideas and exploring to understand more …

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  • Chaka Ng’ambi is Preventing Food Insecurity in Zambia

    CHAKA NG’AMBI TEF Alumni 2015 Zambia     This is My Story My sister and I were raised by my grandparents in a small family in the Serenje district of Zambia. My mother had passed away when I was barely 5 years old and my sister and I did not get along with my stepmother. …

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  • Lawrence Hoba and EnraPower are the Solution to Zimbabwe’s Power Problems.

    Zimbabwe requires about 1 600 megawatts (MW) of electricity daily, but the country’s electricity body, ZESA’s five power stations at Hwange, Kariba, Harare, Munyati and Bulawayo generate less than 1 000MW. As a result, serious operational constraints have been evident. Harare Power Station has been producing 25 MW of electricity a day on average, while …

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  • Sharron McPherson is Telling the Stories of Big Ideas In Africa

    With a doctorate’s degree in Juris Prudence from Columbia University School of Law and experience in global firms, Sharron defines working very hard and playing hard. When she is not scheming about how to save the world, she enjoys reading about the global state of things. This Former Investment Banker and Wall Street Attorney turned …

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  • How Profitable Can Agriculture be? Meet Mavis Nduchwa

    From an undergraduate study in real estate and hospitality to a career as a TV presenter and now Farmer, Botswana’s Mavis Nduchwa, 34 has straddled several hats. She had an early start in her journey to entrepreneurship from high school, where she sold sweets to fellow students, helped students write their essays and letters for …

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  • Vitumbiko Zgambo: The Vegetable Farmer Leading by Example

    Farming has an unglamorous image across Africa even though Agriculture accounts for more than 30% of the continent’s GDP and employs more than 60% of its working population. But this outlook to Agriculture might be changing soon with new players, introduction of technology and an ongoing wide embrace by younger players in the sector. One …

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  • Njavwa Mutambo is Powering the Future of African Logistics, Through Musanga

    Setting up a business in Africa is hard. Entrepreneurs face capital problems and it is hard to get access to mentors. Through the TEF Entrepreneurship programme 3,000 entrepreneurs have had a lifeline, benefitting from the training, networking, mentorship and funding support through seed capital all of which is required for business success. One of the …

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  • My9Lives is Changing the Art of Recruitment in Africa

    For any company, large or small, one of the most difficult aspects of operations is the recruitment of the right employees. Identifying qualities that fit with your company’s culture will ultimately help you make the best hiring decisions to move your company forward, recognising this challenge, Ishara set up My9Lives to bridge the gap between …

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  • Looking Good Never Got so Easy

    The saying goes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in the mind of 2015 TEF Entrepreneur Tshepo Ngaleka beauty is also extremely good business. Her business Picadoo is an online one-stop-shop that promises customers they need never have a bad hair day again. Simply log on to picadoo.co.za give details of …

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