Top Young South African Entrepreneurs To Keep An Eye On


To celebrate Youth Day and all the smart folks we have in this beautiful country of ours, here are a few young entrepreneurs to keep a keen eye on. 

Siyabulela Xuza

Our very own rocket scientist, Siyabulela Xuza, was picked up by Harvard University at the age of 25. Originally from the Eastern Cape, this young South African science guy is making waves in the international space travel industry. He is set to work on the creation of alternative fuel sources to be used by rockets.

Naledi Sibisi

We’ve featured Naledi Sibisi before but in case you missed it, we have to tell you all about her – again. She’s a young Jozi girl who’s making waves with her very own range of lipsticks. Professionally created and well received, her shades of prettiness can be found in and around the great city of Johannesburg.

Jonathan Liebmann

Armed with nothing but an initial investment, Jonathan Liebmann and his crew at Propertuity took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought an inner-city building. The building was turned into the now infamous Arts On Main, which eventually rolled out the foundation for what is now known as the Maboneng Precinct.

Nyakallo Mokoena

In March 2015, Nyakallo Mokoena came up with the idea of offering people hot beverages throughout winter. Before long, this concept catapulted into something much bigger. Today, Nyakallo runs Mcofana, an artisan coffee roastery based in Sasolburg, which often does events in Joburg and surrounds. The way Nyakallo has built his start up from the ground up is nothing short of inspirational.

Jessica Bonin

The lady behind Lady Bonin’s Tea is none other than Cape Town local Jessica Bonin. Her love for steeped drinks turned into a passion for business when she decided to launch her very own loose-leaf tea distribution. She brings in the teas from around the world, and connects people to the world of tea by adapting tea to suit, support and inspire a modern lifestyle.

By Shawn Greyling

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