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Upcoming Roadshows: What is your value proposition? Guest speakers announced!
Get ready to embark on an inspiring journey with Social Enterprise Connect as we kick off the next series of our Social Enterprise Connect National Roadshow events from 17 – 26 October in Gqeberha, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Social Enterprise Academy launched this community for social entrepreneurs two years ago, commissioned by and in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Social Enterprise Connect communities are now active and have been launched in all 9 provinces across South Africa.
This series of roadshows will focus on helping social entrepreneurs understand their value proposition. A well-defined value proposition is essential for social entrepreneurs because it not only clarifies their mission but also helps them attract support, make a greater impact and sustain their efforts over the long term.
After attending a previous roadshow in Durban, Ncumisa Mfenqa, Organisation: Beyond Dreams Mentoring said: “This programme lit a fire beneath me that refuses to allow me to sit still. As a result, I have picked up momentum. I am looking forward to connecting with individuals that will bring fresh perspectives or innovation in benefiting the youth, women and children.”
We have a host of exciting guest speakers joining us around the country. In Cape Town, our guest speaker is Lonwabo Marele, CEO of Successful Journals, a digital magazine, and consulting agency. He's also a co-founder and deputy chairman of the Ngcayisa and Marele Foundations, dedicated to supporting underprivileged communities through education and nutrition programs. In his recent TEDx talk, he explores how to create wealth in underserved areas, challenging conventional thinking. Additionally, Lonwabo co-founded and serves as the Chief Media Officer at Kasi Tech Experience, teaching 10-year-old school pupils about propulsive landing rockets.
Luphumlo Joka joins us in Gqeberha. Luphumlo is the Founding Director of Global Leadership Consultants (GLC), a thriving 7-figure enterprise, and the author of "The Ultimate Leader-Shift." He plays a pivotal role in the Build One South Africa (BOSA) initiative, hosts the GLC Podcast, and has been featured in various media outlets, including SABC 1, Umhlobo Wenene, Power FM, The Herald, Sunday World, and others. He holds the esteemed title of Certified Business Advisor (CBA) from the Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa.
Velani Mboweni is our Johannesburg guest speaker. This serial entrepreneur, co-founder & CEO of LULA, a mobility scaleup providing shared transportation to companies from home to work and beyond - saving money and time - partnering transport providers in the tourism sector. He's a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and sits on the board of WESGRO and the CSIR (Smart Mobility). He's a graduate of UCT (BCom PPE), Wits Business School and Wits University (Hons, Political Science).
Sethu Sidzamba joins us in Durban. Sethu is the founder of Wa Azania Aroma, a social entrepreneurship venture dedicated to restoring the dignity of marginalized and vulnerable groups by providing practical business skills and improving their quality of life. His company manufactures and distributes a range of products and has a significant presence in Swaziland. With a background as a Trainee Merchandise Planner at Mr Price Group, a Tutor for Public Sector Financial Management, and experience with various youth-focused initiatives and global representation, he has demonstrated his commitment to youth development, community engagement, and entrepreneurship on both local and international stages.
Join us in:
- Eastern Cape – 17 October 2023: B and E Conference Centre, 134 Kempston Road, Korsten Gqeberha)
- Kwa Zulu Natal – 19 October 2023: Ukuthula Trust (West City Fellowship), 2B Mahlati Road, Chesterville, Durban
- Gauteng – 24 October 2023: Johannesburg Children's Home, 59 Urania Street, Observatory, Johannesburg
- Western Cape – 26 October 2023: Observatory Community Centre, Cnr Collingwood & Rawson Street, Observatory, Cape Town
The roadshow events are brought to you free of charge by the Social Enterprise Academy South Africa and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). To book your free ticket, please go to: