“The South African Township business industry contributes over 200 billion to the country’s GDP. Afrika Tikkun Services’ strategy is objectively placed to encourage young people to explore entrepreneurship as a career path, in order to create self-employment opportunities and fuel job creation. The Alumni Entrepreneurship Network exists to provide support, training and mentorship to up-and-coming entrepreneurs”

The 4th Annual Business Summit

Afrika Tikkun Services hosts an Annual Business Summit where young people are encouraged to present their existing and start-up businesses to a panel of independent judges. This year at the 4th Annual Business Summit on September 10th 2022, 15 participants who were successful in the Dragons Den presented their business ideas.  Masingita Baloyi, Kutloano Khumalo, Motshidisi Khumalo, Meriam Leseinane, Harold Mafera, Vutomi Mahlaule, and Sinenhlahla Ngwenya are the eight existing business owners who pitched. Paballo Jase, Carvin Khambule, Given Ndlovu, Daniel Masuku, Lee Daniels, Nontobeko Klawushe, and Happiness Shabangu pitched their start-ups in front of the esteemed panel of judges.

Existing business category 2022 Winners

Masingita’s Creations

Existing business category Masingita Baloyi - Winner

Masingita’s Creations PTY(LTD) is a black female-owned business that began operations in 2020. I learned to bake at home by watching my mother bake, and at the age of 20, I told myself that I would one day own my baking business, which became a reality when I began baking to sell in 2020, and many people continued to come to buy my treats, bringing in more new customers. I’m based in Germiston, but I do deliveries all around provinces.

MY PLANS TO GROW MY BUSINESS
  • I usually host a tasting event, and in order to attend, my customers must purchase tickets from me, which allows them to try my menu items and observe my presentation skills.
  • I provide excellent value to my customers by offering a discount on their next order, a free birthday card with every birthday cake.
  • DROP SAMPLES DIRECTLY TO MY CUSTOMERS- By sampling, I give my customers the opportunity to taste how delicious my new product line is before they place a large order!

Bizza’s Kishin

Existing business category Harold Mafera - First Runner Up

Bizza’s Kishin is a fast-food and local restaurant which offers Delicious, ‘home cooked’ meals. Cooking is our passion, so we decided to start Bizza’s Kitchen, creating and selling the food that we love to cook for others to enjoy. Bizza’s Kishin is 100% Black Owned by myself and my friend Thando and was established  in 2019. We operate from a Wendy House in my Home at Etwatwa.

MY PLANS TO GROW MY BUSINESS
  • Build a suitable shelter for a resturant
  • A fridge for refreshments for my customers
  • A lockable cash box for payments

Royal Gift Box

Existing business category Sinenhlanhla Ngwenya - First runner-up

We are an online gift shop. We sell personalised gifts. We do flower arrangements and personalised balloons.  We do picnic set up . You send us a text on WhatsApp with details and we deliver, or you can collect.

MY PLANS TO GROW MY BUSINESS
  • Do my own stickers instead of outsourcing to others –more profit
  • To buy starting inventory
  • Having a reliable delivery method

Start-up category 2022 Winners

THREADS DESIGNS

Start-up category Phemelo Mahuma & Happiness Shabangu - Winner's

We are ….. Threads.  Threads is a 100% black, female-owned business based in Alexandra Township. We specialise in creating, making and designing contemporary art with thread, wool and nails. We started creating pieces in July and at the Business Incubation Hub Market Day, we sold 5 pieces of art, making sales to the value of  R 2 100. We also offer customised designs, tailored to our client’s desires.

MY PLANS TO GROW MY BUSINESS
  • Hold face-to-face briefing meetings for custom designs
  • Transport for deliveries
  • Business exposure: Twitter, FBK, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest

XUnimet Promotions

Start-up category Carvin Xolane Khambule - First runner up

Promotional videos , display marketing , brand awareness , album art covers (Mixtape , posters ) field marketing and content marketing. Undertake your product and service into a enchant consumers product. Influencers are our ideal for the promotion of products and services as it reaches a more diverse pool of potential customers.

MY PLANS TO GROW MY BUSINESS
  • Human Capital
  • Reach a broader network of customers
  • Designing ,content displays and high quality of videography.

Gaming Reality

Start-up category Given Ndlovu - Second Runner Up

The concept of the name came from the idea of  what the gaming facility would do, both figuratively and literally.We do gaming, we provide a space for people to have clean and healthy entertainment. I started in Braamfontein. The business will be situated in Braamfontein and in Orange Farm – dependent on funds.

MY PLANS TO GROW MY BUSINESS
  • Investment-Partnership
  • Business Mentor
  • A lucrative area to start the Business

We would like to congratulate Phemelo Mohume and Happiness Shabangu of “Threads” for winning the Start-up category, Carvin Khambule of “Xuninet Promotions” for coming in first runner up, and Given Ndlovu of “Gaming Reality” for coming in at second placrunner up.

Masingita Baloyi of “Masingita’s Creations” won the existing business category, with Harold Mafera of “Bizzas Kitchen” and Sinenhlahla Ngwenya of “Royal Gift Boxes” finishing first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively.

The winners received a cheque, and all contestants received a gift bag and a 12-month Start-Up School voucher, which begins in February 2023.

Our road to impact begins here, with Afrika Tikkun Services.

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