If you can dream it, you can do it. Despite the struggling local economy, young entrepreneurs from across South Africa are obtaining levels of success most cannot even begin to imagine. In other words, if you are focused and dedicated to starting and nurturing your very own business, there is nothing standing in your way of making it work.

Below, we highlight a few incredible young entrepreneur success stories to inspire you to continue forward stronger and more persistent than ever before.

Reabetswe Ngwane

Reabetswe Ngwane of Rustenburg made the Forbes Africa’s Top 30 Under 30 list in 2018 and was also selected as one of News24’s 100 Young Mandela’s – and it comes as no surprise. This ambitious young lady is the creator and CEO of Atyre.

The forward-thinking brand reels in the profits by making stylish, eco-friendly handbags and other fashion accessories out of recycled tyres. Talk about re-inventing the wheel!

Mikie Monoketsi

Mikie Monoketsi is the founder and CEO of Mama’s Herbs and Spices, which she started with just R10,000 start-up capital. The business revolves around supplying township communities with affordable and high-quality herbs and spices.

Furthermore, Mikie Monoketsi’s main priority is using her business to motivate other women. She also operates a network marketing business model, empowering others to trade their way out of poverty.

Zuko Tisani

Zuko Tisani was born in the Port Elizabeth township of Zwide and went on to start Legazy Technology Conferencing a few years ago. The business is geared towards supporting and empowering other local start-ups ‘on their quest to disrupt’ the market.

Tisani was also included on the 2018 Forbes Africa Top 30 Under 30 list and is recognised as one of South Africa’s most up and coming young entrepreneurs.

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