Growthpoint Properties will host Entrepreneurship To The Point, this Thursday 25th April 2019 taking entreepreneurs on a journey into the opportunities that are available in townships. An expert panel will highlight the options and complexities that exist to help devise a plan of action to assist business owners profit from this sleeping giant. By the end of session entrepreneurs are likely to have a better idea of how to navigate the space; build formal businesses, create wealth and bring about lasting economic change.

This session will cover

  • What is SA’s township economy really worth?
  • What and where are the business opportunities in townships?
  • What kind of enterprises would work in this setting?
  • What should the entrepreneur consider before taking on the gauntlet?
  • Real life case studies
  • How do township enterprises contribute to socially inclusive wealth creation, and sustaining community livelihood

Date: Thu 25th Apr 2019

Time: 18:00 – 21:00 (SAST)

Venue: The Equinox , Alice Lane 15, Sandton, South Africa



Charlene Heyburgh, Editor, Spotong Magazine

Charlene Heyburgh is the Editor of Spotong, SA’s number 1 township trade magazine, which speaks directly to business owners in townships across the country and informs, educates and empowers these business owners to grow their businesses whilst tackling industry issues that they as entrepreneurs face on a daily basis. Having edited numerous magazines over the past 12 years, Spotong is the highlight of her editing career and remains the magazine that she is most passionate about. Through Spotong, it is her mission to change the perception of SA’s townships.

Kgosi Rampa, Founder & Owner, Makhelwane Festival and LoCrate Market

Kgosi Rampa is the co-founder of the LoCrate Market, the first lifestyle market in Soweto. LoCrate has grown to become one of the biggest platforms for local artisan entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses in Joburg and attracts hundreds of visitors each month for its local take on fashion, food, live music and culture.

Colin Leshou , Provincial Manager, Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

Colin is the Provincial Manager of SEDA has been with the organization since 2013 and has held various managerial roles. He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in development finance and an MBA from Gordin Institue for Business Studies.

Richard Chauke, Managing Director, Value Waste

Richard is the Managing Director of Value Waste, a waste management and recycling company in Soshanguve. Richard has a wealth of knowledge around the challenges and opportunities that come from operating in the township economy and has made personal contributions such as opening a recycling buy-back centre for his community.

Elvis Sekhaolelo, Founder and director, Ekasi Entrepreneurs

Elvis is the founder and director of Ekasi Entrepreneurs and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economic and Finance at the University of Cape Town and has an Executive Development Programme (EDP) in Foundations of Business from Stellenbosch.


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