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Gauteng Township Entrepreneurship Awards
Gauteng Township Entrepreneurship Awards
The awards on April 8 recognise and reward entrepreneurial talent in township settlements
Foreword
Foreword
'Government is not a creator of jobs, but rather an enabling environment for businesses, including entrepreneurs'
Winners changing the Gauteng economy
Winners changing the Gauteng economy
The awards help to change negative perceptions of township-based businesses
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr Sam Motsuenyane
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr Sam Motsuenyane
Motsuenyane urges black South Africans to embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship
Services, Entrepreneur of the Year: Ama X-Rays
Services, Entrepreneur of the Year: Ama X-Rays
'Business is hard work, takes a lot of energy, needs dedication and sacrifices have to be made along the way'
Manufacturing, Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: Nambitha Nutritional Products
Manufacturing, Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: Nambitha Nutritional Products
'It is not that difficult to operate a food and beverage manufacturing company; it just needs patience and discipline'
Entrepreneur with a disability: SKS Business Solutions
Entrepreneur with a disability: SKS Business Solutions
'When you have an opportunity to do work and you do it well, this helps'
Agriculture, Women Entrepreneur: Bright Future Agricultural
Agriculture, Women Entrepreneur: Bright Future Agricultural
'Whenever I think of the award, I think of being repaid for hard work'
Creative Industry: DV Nhlapo Productions
Creative Industry: DV Nhlapo Productions
'At our township film festival launch we didn't have enough chairs. I felt overwhelmed, and even cried'
Food & Beverage: Goapele Bakery
Food & Beverage: Goapele Bakery
'One advantage of being a township business is that none of my employees have to take transport to get to work'
Retail & Finance: Cool Apple Dude Buddy
Retail & Finance: Cool Apple Dude Buddy
'Our biggest challenge was getting clients to trust the company and bring their business to a township back room'
Social & Community: Ditshiamiso Business Enterprise
Social & Community: Ditshiamiso Business Enterprise
'We believe that we also proved to the judges that we can make a difference in the community by creating opportunities for young people'

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