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.
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I have a plot of land that is ideal for a garage/fuel service station. Founded by a successful entrepreneur with previous successful companies.
R500,000 Req R1,000 Min
Please help me raise the necessary capital in order for me to build 5 X 1 bedroom cottages, in order to help people have accommodation that's affordable and near their work.
R500,000 Req R100,000 Min
Thousands of rural people in Mozambique are in desperate need of power, with our company approved by the Mozambique government as sole supplier we can make dreams a reality.
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A new unique way of supplying decorative paint to the retailer and consumer with good returns for the manufacturer, retailer and affordable to consumers.
R400,000 Req R100,000 Min
Fisherman's Pride is a profitable fishing business in the Western Cape. We are seeking funds to expand the business. Guarrenteed return of 40% p.a.
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