Catalyst Issue 48

Overcoming Jealousy – the Cancer That Kills Success

I recently talked about jealousy with 40 young entrepreneurs and how it hamstrings your success. The ensuing discussion was certainly very interesting…


Bukelwa Ngoqo

Grow Your Youth-Owned Business with the SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme

Give your business a fighting chance and follow in the footsteps of inspirational entrepreneurs like SAB Foundation Tholoana participant Bukelwa Ngoqo.
Youth Initiatives

South African Youth Development Programmes You Need to Know About

These five South African youth entrepreneur opportunities will get you as excited as a kid on Christmas. We're not joking.

Companies We Like

Thabiso Mncwabe

Youth Entrepreneurship at its Best

Thabiso Mncwabe of Twin Twice Tissues rolls with the punches and comes out swinging. This man has no limit to what he wants to achieve and we're taking notes.


Hatch Africa Youth Award

Giving the Youth of South Africa a Fighting Chance

Supply chain development in South Africa plays an important role, but then so does youth development. Hatch Africa won the Youth Award at the ABSA Supplier Development Awards and for good reason - they are doing pretty cool things for the youth of South Africa.

Mentor Talk

Fear of Money

Is Fear of Money Keeping You Stuck?

Fetola mentor, Nomvuyo Bengane, talks about the fear of money and why it could be holding youth entrepreneurs back. Don't be scared. Take some advice from a woman who has not been afraid to achieve what she wants.


Do Cool Sh*t

Do Cool Sh*t

If Miki Agrawal's book, Do Cool Sh*t, doesn't inspire you to get up off your couch then we don't know. Why do we love this book? Because it's so beautifully unconventional.

A Time for Consolidation

In trying times, one man's problem is another's profit. If you find a partner, you might well find solutions that profit your business and theirs. When the wind drops and the economy stagnates, says Catherine Wijnberg, Fetola's CEO, there's a way to rise above the situation and get a long view of the horizon.

Video: Anton Ressel Talks Partnership on #EntrepreneurCorner

Don't muddy the waters with a partner if things are going well, but when you need to grow, and you start to scale, you probably need more hands on deck. Fetola senior mentor, Anton Ressel, and Fin24's Liziwe Ndalana recently launched the #EntrepreneurCorner video podcast series. In the latest issue, they discuss factors to consider when taking a partner into your business.

Calling Exceptional Small Business Owners

Do you know a small business owner who is ready to take her business to the next level? Are you a high-potential entrepreneur who yearns to drive his dreams to unimagined places? This amazing opportunity for black-owned SMEs is taking new applicants. Read what current participants have to say about it!

Five Reasons All Start-Ups Need a Virtual Space

What is the collective noun for a group of entrepreneurs? An ambition or an acceleration? A hustle or hive? Whatever! A great deal of good comes about when a whole bunch of them work together in the same space. South African entrepreneur, Sibongile Booi, shares her knowledge of experience owning a virtual office space

Built to Last or Built to Exist?

Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Before you leap on the business funding trolley, Rick Ed asks whether your small business really needs funding to help it grow. The safest bet to grow your SME, is to grow your sales and customer base...