Author: Tasneem Abrahams

Episode 05 – Danyaal Cloete

Danyaal Cloete is a young, up and coming entrepreneur from my home town, Cape Town. He is the founder of Next Level – a social media advertising agency that makes modern day adverts to help brands go to the next level. Danyaal knew at a very young age already, that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. He talks about the resistance he initially faced from his parents when he wanted to pursue entrepreneurship. Danyaal and his company may be young, but his clear vision, great work ethic and professionalism has contributed to success most experienced entrepreneurs dream of achieving...

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Episode 04 – Joel Baloyi

‘Bigg’ Joel calls himself a hustle activist from a small town in Limpopo called Nylstroom. From the tender age of 7 Joel has had an entrepreneurial spirit.  His sole mission is to encourage more young people to work harder and dream. He is the founder of creative advertising agency called Highly Dedicated that he founded after being unable to complete his university degree due to lack of funding. With nothing to his name he designed a logo and created a email address, and started his agency; cold calling prospective clients and setting up telephonic meetings to raise capital.

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Episode 03 – Sibabalwe Sesmani

Sibabalwe co-owns a public relations and communications company called Unorthodox PR and Media Group, which focuses on providing their clients with media exposure to achieve their objectives. She sits as a director at Arigo Investments on the Executive Board, as well as the Phenomenal African Woman (PAW) Board, where it’s objectives are to improve women’s lives all over Africa. Its headquarters are in Nigeria and she is the youngest member of the board. Siba was also featured in publications including Lionesses of Africa and Destiny Connect and was interviewed on Power FM radio about her Women’s Youthpreneur movement.

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Episode 02 – Lula Tshongweni

Lula Tshongweni was born and raised in the township of Tsakane, in the East Rand, East of Johannesburg, South Africa, where he currently still resides. As a little boy, Lula used to play with his friends on the sand heaps and around large bodies of water commonly seen around the area he lived, not knowing that these were actually tailings dams and heaps, which are by-products of the mining process. Fast forward many years later, and Lula is now the founder of Lutails Engineering, a specialist consulting firm working in the mine tailings industry.

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Episode 01 – Vikki Lee Harry

Vikki Harry was born and raised on the Cape Flats, in Mitchell’s Plein, Cape Town. She currently lives in Norwood, Johannesburg with her husband and 2 beautiful daughters. In 2014, she took a leap of faith and left a 10+ year career in the corporate world to start her one company called Momsterbox. This is her story.

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