- By Avantika Seeth
Masasa Makhetha owns two companies that employ more than 100 people. But it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the 35-year-old.
In 1999, his matric year, Makhetha moved from Ficksburg in the Free State to the Mpumalanga town of Secunda to live with his sister. A car accident had left his policeman father unable to work and his mother was a domestic worker. The family was left to survive on their government pensions.
- By Biénne Huisman
At the Sea Point Spar in Regent Road, Cape Town, well-heeled patrons cough up R29,99 for loaves of gluten-free spinach bread that are packaged 40km away at a small bakery in Khayelitsha.
The brainchild of Lufefe Nomjana, Espinaca Express Bakery now spans two branches housed in customised shipping containers: one placed in Khayelitsha's Spine Road; and another nearby, next to the bustling Khayelitsha Mall.
- By Christina Kennedy
Being a woman working in a technical field like renewable energy can be a lonely job, especially when you’re constantly coming up against stereotypes and ignorance. But Tebogo Macheke, who owns and manages the One Energy franchise in Limpopo, says networking with like-minded green entrepreneurs helps ease her sense of isolation – and inspires her to carry on doing what she loves.