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Inaugural Under 35 Mavericks Awards 2014

The Maverick Awards are SA's first youth entrepreneurship excellence awards, hosted by Under 35 Mavericks in partnership with private and public sector organisations.

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Jeweller Kevin Friedman gilds the ordinary

Jeweller Kevin Friedman gilds the ordinary

Jewellery artist Kevin Friedman finds the beauty in the ordinary, then embellishes it with the sparkle of diamonds, to the coveted acclaim of the luxury goods market and his fellow artists.
Johanna Mukoki: 'I am an entrepreneur'

Johanna Mukoki: 'I am an entrepreneur'

Travel With Flair's Johanna Mukoki is a continent-leading tourism entrepreneur. The first African to sit on the Global Tourism Board, she started her high-flying career with a sound business plan and a steely resolve to succeed.
Education is the way to a bright future

Education is the way to a bright future

With better skills among young South Africans in science, technology, engineering and maths, the country will be able to boost economic growth. As the head of the Moses Kotane Institute, Sakhile Ngcobo is taking this to heart. 
Richard Maponya's big dreams for Soweto

Richard Maponya's big dreams for Soweto

Dreaming big, Richard Maponya started out small selling clothing offcuts. Today he owns Maponya Group, with interests in property, retail, horseracing and vehicle sales. The determined entrepreneur also opened Soweto's first major shopping centre, Maponya Mall, in 2007.
Buy local to build South Africa's economy

Buy local to build South Africa's economy

Buying locally made goods is not just about patriotism; it's about investing in the country, economic growth and job creation. Leslie Sedibe, head of Proudly SA, says every citizen should buy South African goods every time they shop. It is one way they can play their part for the nation.
Small-scale farms grow African women's income

Small-scale farms grow African women's income

Run by PhD candidate Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, Thojane Organic Farm combines traditional African knowledge with modern permaculture techniques to produce retail-worthy organic produce and a sustainable source of income.
Luvuyo Mandela asks young South Africans to take the reins

Luvuyo Mandela asks young South Africans to take the reins

Youngsters need to have the difficult conversations around South Africa's future to build on the achievements of their predecessors, says social entrepreneur Luvuyo Mandela.
Sir Stuart Ntlathi: an inspiring passion for science

Sir Stuart Ntlathi: an inspiring passion for science

Sir Stuart Ntlathi developed a microwave-griller combo from recycled appliances when he was just 13 years old. Today he runs the Stuart Ntlathi Science, Engineering & Technology Institute, aiming to put the fun back in science to inspire South African children to follow science-based careers.
Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher

Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher

Nontsikelelo Qwelane forgets her aching knees when she takes up her chalk at the beginning of a school day. At age 92, after 73 years in front of a classroom, this lifelong teacher insists she is not tired; instead, she is still devoted to her vocation, and her pupils.  

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