Xolile is 29 and the chief executive officer at TX Innovations and the owner of Blow and Blush Beauty and Hair Salon in the Johannesburg CBD. Xolile studied a diploma in project management and has four years of experience in technical projects. She was the winner of the Shell South Africa women in business programme and was selected in the business innovations category by INNOVATION HUB.
Kopano is a 29-year-old emerging entrepreneur born in Matlosana (Klerksdorp). He recently graduated from Cape Peninsula University of Technology with a ND: Retail Business Management. While there he was president of the intercampus Debate Union for two years. He is currently pursuing an LLB degree through UNISA and a BA Theology degree with Helderberg College where he is vice-president of the Theology Students Association. He is director of Solar Power Units (SPU) which is an installer of solar/photovoltaic systems and is also the founder of Open Desk which is a workspace that offers the use of office space and facilities as real-time transactions.
Nhlakanipho, from Durban, is 21 and grew up in the small town of Tongaat. He is currently studying office administration at Rosebank College. “I'm a go getter who believe nothing comes easy,” says the confident, hard-working young entrepreneur. His hobbies are fashion and reading.
Xolani is 31. Born in Soweto, he was raised by his grandparents In KZN and started studying towards a diploma in media and journalism at Rosebank College. Financial pressures forced him to drop out the following year and start working. For 10 years he worked for the Radiant Group Pty, making his way up the ranks becoming an importer and local buyer for light fittings, bulbs and electrical products. He left to start building his own legacy as an entrepreneur and is a co-founder of More Real Trading Pty Ltd which is involved in the sale and distribution of consumable products.