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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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MyPlanet Rhino Fund supports anti-poaching efforts

MyPlanet Rhino Fund supports anti-poaching efforts

The MyPlanet Rhino Fund has raised some R1.318-million in the past year to support anti-poaching efforts. On International Rhino Day, the fund reminds South Africans to take their responsibility as custodians of the planet seriously. 
Solar-powered MP3 players to boost English literacy in SA schools

Solar-powered MP3 players to boost English literacy in SA schools

The Department of Education has partnered with the British Council to roll out the Learn English Audio Project in rural schools to improve the teaching and learning of English.
Sasol gets women - and water - wise

Sasol gets women - and water - wise

Mining is an adversarial environment for women, says Sasol's executive vice president Nolitha Fakude. But through the petroleum giant's Women Empowerment Strategy, she aims to create a safe and fulfilling work environment for women in the company.
 Giggling Gourmet praises good food

Giggling Gourmet praises good food

In an age of celebrity chefs, Jenny Morris was the first South African to have her own show on the Food Network television channel. About her passion for food, she says: "It's a love affair in the true sense of the word, one that employs all the senses."
Billie Zangewa's silkscapes capture Africa's urban vibe

Billie Zangewa's silkscapes capture Africa's urban vibe

Billie Zangewa's silk tapestries mirror the world of the contemporary urban African woman. A sometime soul singer and lauded textiles artist, she describes her evocative works as visually sensual and self-exploratory.
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.

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