What does your heritage mean to you?

In this month's issue of Catalyst, we look at South African heritage in all its forms. From Rieldans, being a Keeper of the Kumm to an authentic Khomani San experience - we take you all over South Africa to get a taste of culture and heritage.

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Boesmanrus: An authentic Khomani San experience

If you're looking for an exhilarating adventure filled with tracking, colourful culture, and authentic experiences then Boesnmanrus is the place for you. After all, a little fresh air never hurt anyone.



Rieldans: A significant part of South African heritage

It's time to shine your dancing shoes, get out your best clothes, and find that red sand. Or any sand really. We wish we had known about Rieldans a long time ago - forget about squeaking some tekkie. We're going to Rieldans.
Legatron Electronics

How the Tholoana Programme transformed my business

Itumeleng Matshego of Legratron Electronics is a past participant of the SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme and a successful entrepreneur. Itumeleng discusses the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur and how this programme prepares you for the real world.

Mentor Talk

Kevan Wright Fetola Mentor

Staring down the barrel of a gun

Fetola mentor, Kevan Wright, talks about his struggle with pancreatic cancer and what this journey has taught him about business and life.

Lighten Up

Fetola Office

Why heritage is different for everyone

The Fetola office is full of diverse heritage and culture and we dig it. We don't care where you're from - as long as you're lekker


Keeper of the Kumm

Keeper of the Kumm: Ancestral Longing and Belonging of a Boesmankind

In South Africa, many of us have struggled with our identity and place in society, but Sylvia Vollenhoven tackles these issues head-on and in an unapologetic way. This book is jam-packed with history, culture, and insight.
Catalyst Issue 50

It’s my HAIRitage

Chantal de Kock of Fetola is a fierce advocate for self-love and being who you are, naturally. If you have ever had someone tell you that the way you are isn't lekker - just tell them 'tsek'.
Catalyst Issue 50

Seeing red about the pink tax

In this month's issue of Catalyst, we hear from two of our female mentors, get real about loving yourself for who you are, and we get inspiration from a small business owner who is passionate about creating opportunities for women.
Mentor Talk

Top tips from our fearless female mentors

Eugenie Drakes and Sezanele Zondi are two Fetola mentors with oodles of knowledge about business and how to take on the business world as a woman. Read on to soak up the insights these fabulous business mentors shared.
Women Who Run With the Wolves

Clarissa Pinkola Estés: Women Who Run With the Wolves

Clarissa Penkola Estes's book, Women Who Run With the Wolves, is a book like no other and it has the Catalyst crew in awe. We're even thinking of starting our own wolf pack.

A woman working for women

Lungile Dlangalala of Eyamakhosazana Trading is a participant on the SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme and she doing her part in empowering women in her community. Think you can follow in this fearless female's footsteps?