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September 4, 2020

The thing that influences me most in today’s world is that it is all about innovation and how quickly you and your businesses can adapt to new ways of doing business -says Plantation Shutters Managing Director, Werner Jansen van Rensburg.

Werner Jansen van Rensburg is the managing director of Plantation Shutters, manufacturers of exquisite timber, aluminium and security shutters. Werner joined the Plantation Shutters team in 2009 and has been involved across all areas of the […]
August 24, 2020

Zakiya Cadear

I look at our generations that are so savvy with digital socialising on their mobiles, yet, are still waiting for opportunities to come to them, or are reliant on…” says Zakiya Ceadar founder at Skills Alliance
August 24, 2020

Harmonie Mbunga

“I think one of the most important things we can give ourselves from any failed experience is the opportunity to be brave enough to actually learn and grow from it.” Harmonie Mbunga founder of the Valoyi brand
July 14, 2020

“The most successful entrepreneurs seem to be able to pivot and reinvent their business model on the back of the COVID crisis. Do not be idealistic and stick to your current value proposition if not relevant in the new market conditions,” says Hannah Subayi partner at Dazzle Angels

With 10 years of professional experience and sits on the advisory boards of several African private equity funds, Hannah Subayi is an investor in Africa, a portfolio manager at one of the largest independent private […]
January 30, 2020

“As an entrepreneur myself, I understand the pains that you go through of wanting to do more for your businesses. Countless “how I wish” moments…JC de Jongh, Managing Director

The Burgeon Group is an outsourced operational management consultancy committed to help SMME’s streamline & optimize operational execution turning business goals into revenue. “We as leaders are visionaries and should remain that way. This is […]
January 23, 2020

“To empower impoverished communities, the cycle needs to be broken – and the only long-term solution is creating employment!”- Paul Talliard

  Paul Talliard, a social entrepreneur, founder of Hands of Honour Organisation in Cape Town,  lived on the streets for 15 years after losing his job.  Here is what Paul had to say about his […]
November 5, 2019

Being a woman in the building industry was most challenging due to people’s perceptions of what they think women know in the industry; Svenja Marais

Beetroot.today had the pleasure of speaking to Svenja Marais, a female Project Manager and Consultant in the building industry. Svenja was born in Cape Town but stayed in several countries including Swaziland, Jordan, Namibia and […]
August 15, 2019

“I’m creating an innovative solution that will make Africa’s uniquely designed and authentic luxury products easily accessible to the world”, says Sylvia Demleitner

Sylvia Demleitner the founder of itarazen is very passionate about Africa and what Africa has to offer. Itarazen is an e-commerce platform that connects artisans with consumers globally. What made you start itarazen? Having lived […]
August 12, 2019

“Looking and feeling good is a basic need in our lives and a huge deal in today’s modern society”, says Thuli Hlogwane

Thuli Hlongwane is the Founder and currently serves as Managing Director of Prim-U a mobile on-demand beauty app which she developed herself. She is a versatile and highly experienced IT management professional who specializes in […]
June 20, 2019

“Being a sommelier was never my intention”…says Tawanda Marume on founding Expression Wines Africa.

Dry, Sweet, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Rose, Rouge, Pinot Noir, Red, White… I’m pretty certain you managed to guess what I’m talking about. WINE. These are key words best known by both wine and non-wine […]
April 30, 2019

“The ladder of success does not care who climbs it”, says Raymond ‘SirRay’ Chinyani- Head of Finance, Bensizwe Group.

Almost everyone has a busy schedule nowadays. If you have a 9 to 5 job, a family, side hustles and a social life to maintain, 24 hours is barely enough. So when Raymond Chinyani, Head […]
April 17, 2019

Paulo dos Santos on his role as the Sales and Marketing Director for Jpik.

Beetroot sits down with Paulo dos Santos, the Marketing and Sales Director at Jpik South Africa. Since the launch of Jpik in South Africa in 2014, Paulo has been working hard to change the face […]
February 22, 2019

From the streets to a directorship, this is a story of strength and determination.

Vengai Rice, 37, is a living reminder that with determination and hope, anyone can overcome adversity. “Yes, the tunnel is dark, but at the end, there might be light.” For those who don’t know his […]
February 4, 2019

Dziva by Selina…for that woman who loves herself and knows what she wants from life

Fashionprenuership is something that has had the world talking for a very long time. It is one of the oldest careers in history which makes it even harder to break through. For Selina she has […]
October 29, 2018

How Joao Paulo and Jorge Sa Couto created one of the biggest Information Technology company in the World.

Like some of the biggest tech companies in the world, JP Group was created in 1989 in a 25 square meter garage . The company now looks nothing like it did twenty-nine years ago, it […]
August 30, 2018

Vuyani Blom speaks on Eventprenuership.

How did you start your own business? I used to go to clubs in the early 2000 while studying at the College of Cape Town and the club scene those days was happening and it […]
April 10, 2018

Ashton Blankenaar and Angelo Botha on Jp-ik and Edu-Screens partnership.

1) Who is Edu-Screens? ANSWER: Edu-Screens is a SME company that specialises in custom solutions in the E-Learning environment. The Directors are made up of 3 black young South African entrepreneurs who have a passion […]
December 8, 2017

Dylan Hunter and Warren Biddle on Business and Friendship!

December 4, 2017

Realising Dreams; The Journey to Entrepreneurship

November 20, 2017

Esther Zanazo- A woman mastering a man’s world!

Esther Zanazo founder at Fuzile Enterprises Esther started her business in February 2017. This is what she has to say.   Why Furniture Restoration? The love of pure/good wood – the ability to mend/restore/revive/rekindle what […]
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