“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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.