• Tony Elumelu Foundation Appoints Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu as Chief Executive Officer

    …Elevates the Retiring CEO Parminder Vir to the Advisory Board of the Foundation  Left to Right: outgoing CEO, Parminder Vir; Incoming CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu LAGOS – December 13, 2018: The Board of Trustees of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s private-sector-led philanthropic organisation empowering African entrepreneurs, announced the appointment of Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu as Chief Executive Officer …

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  • Applications for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 Open 1st January on TEFConnect

      The Tony Elumelu Foundation will open the 5thEntrepreneurship Programme application cycle on Jan 1st , 2019 Applications will be hosted on the largest digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs, TEFConnect – tefconnect.com   On the 1st of January 2019, at 12am, WAT, the Tony Elumelu Foundation will begin accepting applications for the fifth cycle …

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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 …

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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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