In the wake of high unemployment rates in South Africa, a new entrepreneurial spirit has risen. Many business-minded individuals who can't find jobs are creating their own. Many are pushing forward, beyond economic hardship, to brand their own ideas both locally and around the world. Even students are being taught to develop their skills and discover what value they can add to the marketplace. As a result, this new generation of entrepreneurs has sparked further innovation and drive among South Africans, as well as created more employment opportunities for the rest of the country.
Angel investors and venture capitalists around the world have taken note of this movement, and have started investing in the economic future of South Africa. Likewise, first-time business owners are attracted to angel investors. These private investors - who may be local, or from the UK, America, or other countries - are not only willing to take risks on brand new ventures, but they often provide their expertise and know-how on what it takes to succeed in both a local and global economy.
South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth - the founder of Linux distribution enterprise Ubuntu Project, and the first African to fund his own space mission - is one of the more familiar names among the country's investment community. But recently, a crop of young, lesser-known local entrepreneurs in variety of industries has seen substantial success, including the owners of a video game franchise, a fashion designer who works with previously disadvantaged artists, and the founder of an internet solutions company that provides computer services to rural provinces in South Africa. With a wide-open marketplace, serious entrepreneurs are beginning to carve their niche in the South African business world. The ability to connect with other investors and entrepreneurs online makes sites like the Angel Investment Network a great way to expand ones reach.
R250,000 Req R100,000 Min
Young and energetic accounting practice seeking working capital finance and business mentorship to help expand to the next level.
R10,000,000 Req R10,000 Min
We are a Non- profit company setup with the sole purpose of investing in the upliftment of the South African Police Service and surrounding communities.
R6,000,000 Req R150,000 Min
Kolwah Investments is a privately owned investment company specializing in exotic and rare game species, which offers our investors exceptional financial returns.
R900,000 Req R50,000 Min
"what a culture we live in, we are swimming in an ocean of information, and drowning in ignorance"-Richard Paul Evans, A step of faith
R2,000,000 Req R100,000 Min
First time offered in South Africa, a wheel clamp specifically designed for day to day use for vehicle security. The clamp makes your car safe wherever you park it.
R200,000 Req R200,000 Min
We are a petroleum wholesaler based in Pretoria with clients seeking Diesel Fuel of about 1 000 000 litres.. We have a price arrangement with the refinery, capital is needed
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