Entrepreneurship

Amavulandlela Funding Scheme

Overview The Amavulandlela Funding Scheme offers South African persons with disabilities an opportunity to enter the mainstream economy by accessing credit facilities ranging from R50 000 to a maximum of R15-million to build qualifying entrepreneurial enterprises. The fund was established solely for entrepreneurs with disabilities in response to high levels of poverty and unemployment among …

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Entries open for SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards

Applications for the 12th annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and 7th annual Disability Empowerment Awards are open for entry. Entrepreneurs and innovators who have developed products and services that assist the country’s most vulnerable communities including women, youth, people living with disabilities and those living in rural areas are strongly encouraged to apply. Prizes …

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Innovative wheelchair features easier movement for those living with disabilities

Written by Liam Ngobeni for Pretoria News Aged just 27, Ernest Mongezi Majenge has come up with an innovative wheelchair to help people living with disabilities move around more easily. This comes after he witnessed the struggle most went through daily in wheelchairs. The Wheelchair Doctor Majenge’s innovative idea to redesign wheelchairs came to the …

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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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