Entrepreneurship

Disabled guesthouse owner wins local tourism award

“Everything Is Possible As Long As You Put Your Mind And Focus To It.” Atang guesthouse has been declared the best guesthouse in Tembisa by Gauteng Women in Tourism (WiT), at an awards ceremony held in Boksburg, Gauteng on August 30. Lockdown level 2 guidelines were followed and only 50 people were in attendance, seated two metres apart. Karabo Nguyuza, the guesthouse owner, does not know who nominated her business, however, she is grateful for the nomination and the win. “I feel excited …

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‘Deaf doesn’t mean less able’ for young entrepreneur

Tebogo Mashatola, who was born deaf, wants to build a school for the disabled. A young Midrand resident who was born deaf hopes to change the narrative about deafness. Tebogo Mashatola is an aspiring entrepreneur who was born and raised in Kaalfontein, Midrand is a finalist in Mr Deaf SA 2020. He said that he …

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Persons with Disabilities in Pretoria asked to participate in research

Transport plays an important role in enabling people with disabilities to travel and live independently. People with disabilities often experience barriers in accessing transport. Lack of access to transport may lead to high rates of unemployment, poverty, and lack of opportunities among persons with disabilities. It is therefore essential to improve the provision of transport …

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Supporting Business Owners with Disabilities

While no business went unscathed by the national lockdown, small businesses felt the brunt of it. Fortunately, one organisation stepped up to help some businesses owned by quadriplegics and paraplegics. As South Africans were asked to stay home, many businesses were forced to close. For a small business or new businesses, a month or more …

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South African Entrepreneur

How South African Entrepreneur, Sebenzile Matsebula, Ignored Her Disability To Achieve Success  Sebenzile Matsebula is the founder of Motswako Office Systems. Sebenzile is proof that with positive dreams and a preparation to work exceptionally hard, and prove to others that you are an entrepreneur first and foremost and successful at what you do, then disability …

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