Six up-and-coming South African entrepreneurs playing a major role in growing the country’s economy


In a special 2019 series, Compelo is shining a spotlight on South Africa. Here, Dan Robinson profiles some of the emerging entrepreneurs in South Africa, who are helping to grow the economy of both country and African continent

South Africa’s emerging entrepreneurs include (clockwise from top left) Nneile Nkholise, Vusi Thembekwayo, Louw Barnardt and Basetsana Kumalo

As the birthplace of Elon Musk, South Africa is associated with one of the world’s most prolific entrepreneurs as the SpaceX and Tesla founder continues to capture headlines.

But look beyond the eccentric entrepreneur-turned-CEO and there’s a thriving eco-system packed with aspiring businessmen and women.

We take a look at some of the rainbow nation’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Continue reading…

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