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  • South Africa ranked one of Africa’s top entrepreneurial nations

    March 2017: South Africa has been named one of sub-Saharan Africa’s entrepreneurial frontrunners, after a global report placed the country in second place, after African counterpart Botswana. According to the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of South Africa: A Strategy for Global Leadership Report, researched and produced by the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute (GEDI) – a research […]

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  • The link between entrepreneurial intention and becoming an entrepreneur | By: Teri Richter

    Entrepreneurial intention is the internal motivation and positive perception of starting a business. Theoretically, it is understood that high individual entrepreneurial intention leads to higher probability of starting a new venture. Azjen’s (2002) Theory of Planned Behaviour suggests that intention for a certain behaviour is directly related to the probability of exhibiting the actual behaviour....

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  • A burning desire to make an impact

    Lethabo Motswaledi always had a burning desire to live a life that made an impact. She might not have been able to name an exact career, but she knew it would involve doing her own thing and she knew it would have to big. She recalls: “As a child who was fortunate enough to be […]

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  • What must rise? | By Zimkhitha Peter

    The past year has been described as a year of fallism in South Africa. The #FeesMustFall movement has given rise to a new generation of controversial student activists. Following on that, #MustFall became a mantra for anything and anyone that we disagreed with. Towards the end of the year, some prominent South African leaders started […]

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  • Shifting Entrepreneurship from the Perimeter to the Core | By Gary Schoeniger

    Entrepreneurship has never been more important than it is today. Academic, business, government, and nonprofit leaders around the world have begun to recognize entrepreneurship education as essential for creating the societies of the future. Among the most vocal is the World Economic Forum (WEF). In one report, they cite the need to embed entrepreneurship at […]

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  • Entrepreneurship Calendar – 2017 | By Fredell Jacobs

    The world marched into 2017 with a hastag that most can only comprehend as #IsThisReallyHappening? as 2016 was trending out of #Brexit and was greeted by the overnight surprise of #Trump. The Davos meeting used the theme Responsive and Responsible Leadership to inject some calm amidst the chaos while most of the entrepreneurs in attendance […]

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  • GEW 2016: Becoming an entrepreneurial explorer in our own cities | By Dinika Govender

    Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job-creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. The global event is anchored by five specific themes: Youth, Women, Cities, Scale-Ups and Investors. This year the Association of Allan Gray Fellows curated a multi-city experience […]

  • The Value of Accelerators

    Demo Day Monday 28 November saw E2 and the Foundation’s first accelerator programme culminate at Demo Day. Allan Gray Orbis Fellow entrepreneurs pitched their hearts out to investors, mentors, industry players and family members gathered at the Accelerator venue at Standard Bank in the Cape Town CBD. The event generated such buzz that we were […]

  • How to add R2.5 trillion to the South African economy – why in entrepreneurship quality matters more than quantity.

    As South Africa looks to harness the full economic potential of entrepreneurship, it is easy to fall into the seemingly logical thinking that more is better. We often hear the rallying cry: “We need more entrepreneurs!” But the answer is not as simple as it might appear, because when it comes to entrepreneurship quality matters […]

  • Learning to Walk on Water

    Many Allan Gray Fellows view the Foundation as an individuality shaper, a paradigm shifter and a training ground for walking on water. They often speak of being trained to see solutions and are unlikely to ever make peace with problems or inefficiencies. A quintessential example of how this kind of thinking has lead to the […]

  • GEW 2016 momentum lights the path to GEC 2017 in Johannesburg

    We are now well and truly into the swing of Global Entrepreneurship Week (“GEW”) 2016. There were some powerful words from our Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa on the importance of entrepreneurship to South Africa at the official launch of the South African 2016 GEW in Johannesburg last Friday, with no less than the President of […]

  • Selecting for Entrepreneurial Potential | By Carl Herman

    Background Could these applicants become our region’s next high-impact entrepreneurs? Do they have the potential for developing the Foundation’s Five Pillars: a Spirit of Significance, Courageous Commitment, Achievement Excellence, Intellectual Imagination and Personal Initiative? These are the questions that drive the Foundation’s Scholarship and Fellowship Selection processes. We’re not just try...

  • Putting Africa on The Map – Wandile Mabanga’s Map Blitz

    How many countries are in Africa? If you have to consult Google for the answer, you’re who Wandile Mabanga had in mind when he created Map Blitz. His passion for promoting diversity and allowing people to access each other’s diversity formed the foundation for Map Blitz’s mission to gamify learning. The first game produced by […]

  • 2017 – The Year for South African Entrepreneurship

    Not all opportunities are created equal and some are able to have a disproportionate impact on a country’s future trajectory. In our own nation who would have believed that sporting events such as winning the world cup rugby combined with Madiba’s wearing of the No. 6 jersey could give such impetus to nation building, followed […]

  • Out of the Mouths of Babes

    While Laaiqah Taliep, a Grade 12 learner at St Cyprian’s School for Girls and Allan Gray Scholar, is technically no longer a babe, she’s sharing wisdom that is well beyond her years. A video she recently created to promote awareness about water misuse and its effect on climate change has already garnered 4 000 views […]

  • No Turning Back

      Carol Nonhlanhla Gajana accepted the position of Events and Logistics Coordinator at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation because of her passion for managing events and her love for working with young people. These two skills have also come in handy in the business she started a little more than a year ago. Team Asijiki, […]

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

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Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

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Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Entrepreneurship Beyond Commercial Success

    What do successful entrepreneurs look like before their business is a commercial success? Wait, how can one even be considered successful when one’s business is in a pre-revenue state? The answer to the first question contains the answer to the second: a successful pre-revenue entrepreneur looks a lot like Benjamin Shaw, Allan Gray Fellow and […]

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