11-16-2017 16:57:25

Entrepreneur in the spotlight: Ntombi Mbokazi

Ntombi Mbokazi (third from the right in photo), a young hair stylist and fashion…

11-14-2017 08:07:25

Inspirational sessions during Global Entrepeneurship Week

This is Global entrepreneurship week and we kick start our Monday with our financial…

11-09-2017 07:51:17

In the spotlight: entrepreneur Nhlanhla Gxaleka

Nhlanhla Gxaleka is a young man from Orange farm who was groomed from a…

10-25-2017 08:41:23

RoyalHaskoningDHV surprises pitchers at Orange Corners with Laptops

In anticipation to see who the winner is after the pitch, the Diepsloot RoyalHaskoningDHV…

10-19-2017 14:54:52

Official opening Hani Park Clinic and Business Hub

On October 19th, Rhiza together with partners Philips, Absa, EOH and IDC have opened…

Rhiza Foundation - Building Strong Communities

It is our vision that extreme poverty needs to be eradicated. Poverty and discrimination are a great injustice. It leads to drug and alchohol abuse, teenage pregnancies and crime.

The Rhiza Foundation aims to develop strong and sustainable, self supporting communities. We focus on South Africa and Ghana, by means of starting projects regarding education, healthcare and vocational training for youth and by providing micro credits to young beginning entrepeneurs.

Every human being deserves a decent and fair chance to achieve a sustainable and solid existence.

The Rhiza mission is:
Building strong communities!

Entrepreneur in the spotlight: Ntombi Mbokazi

Ntombi Mbokazi (third from the right in photo), a young hair stylist and fashion designer is one of the Buzz4Eve R12 500.00 capital seed winners in Orange Farm, and the Discovery entrepreneurship programme graduate.

She showed us the importance of perseverance, persistence and determination when she tried her luck for the third time in the pitching competition, and won.

“When I did my first pitch, I was scared but I decided to not let my fear get in the way of my success and to be confident at all costs. It was not easy to pitch but to come second made me realise that I had more to give and that I was close to reaching my goal. I decided to pitch for the last time as I really wanted to see it succeed.

I entered the pitch for the third time and this time I won. I have learned that in everything you do even if you do not make it, there is a lesson learned. I did not know I could pitch but now I know I can pitch well.

Asked what her advice would be to the next pitchers, she said: “It is not easy but do not give up no matter what happens. Believe in yourself, your dreams and mostly YOU again.”

Buzz4Eve is powered by Rhiza Babuyile, Experian and the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Africa.

Inspirational sessions during Global Entrepeneurship Week

This is Global entrepreneurship week and we kick start our Monday with our financial literacy event hosted by Martine Solomon and Noma Radebe from Africa's Got Game at our business Hub in Diepsloot.

Often entrepreneurs get carried away with the aspect of developing a product or service so much that they don't spend enough time teaching themselves about business finances.

Today our presenter, Martine Solomon business woman, financial and business educator taught our entrepreneurs about financial literacy in business: having financial goals (long and short term goals), investing money, how money is spent, budgeting and how to make financial business decisions,

Look out for more Global Entrepeneurship Week events throughout the week.

 

In the spotlight: entrepreneur Nhlanhla Gxaleka

Nhlanhla Gxaleka is a young man from Orange farm who was groomed from a young age to do construction work which ended up being his passion and inspired him to start his own construction business, Gxaleka Investment Project (GIP). His business handles interior and exterior renovations, projects related to civil engineering and other construction projects.

Nhlanhla is very business minded, he was selected to participate in a business programme at Discovery where he was taught many business skills and graduated after completing the programme. He completed his short courses at Rhiza Babuyile. He studies IT, call centre, business management and he is currently on a learnership programme at Rhiza Babuyile.

Asked where he sees himself in 5 years to come he said: “Having subcontracts with big companies and suppliers”. His words of encouragement? He quoted his favourite line by Denzel Washington: “The dream will never die.”