Crowdfunding for $5000 in Social Projects – The Emerge Project

South African women have changed the landscape of entrepreneurship drastically, by taking a route which was believed to be for men only.

Tanzania – Freedom In Our Lifetime

In response to the xenophobic attacks that keep popping up around the country, we publish here a series of articles written by young people, both South African and foreign nationals, sharing their thoughts, impressions and reactions to these events. By Mpho Adora...

The forgotten struggle of Nigeria during Apartheid

In response to the xenophobic attacks that keep popping up around the country, we publish here a series of articles written by young people, both South African and foreign nationals, sharing their thoughts, impressions and reactions to these events. By Francis Konde...

South Africa, the Rainbow Nation

In response to the xenophobic attacks that keep popping up around the country, we publish here a series of articles written by young people, both South African and foreign nationals, sharing their thoughts, impressions and reactions to these events. By Solomon Motsiri...

History Untold

In response to the xenophobic attacks that keep popping up around the country, we publish here a series of articles written by young people, both South African and foreign nationals, sharing their thoughts, impressions and reactions to these events. By Mpho Adora...

Making the Best of a Second Chance – Rally Sergey’s Story

Ralton Sergey has become a known second-hand book seller by Gautrain commuters at the Johannesburg Park Station Rally, who is originally from Durban, said he didn’t know that one day he would be a well known roadside book seller. His books are very catching to the eye...

Volunteer With Us!

Come help us elevate the voices of grassroots Black visionaries and leaders in South Africa and Brazil! The Emerge Project is on a growth track for 2018! We've got a vision and goals for this year; will you help us realize them? We are looking for a team of volunteers...

The Coming Great Awakening

The other day I was chatting with a South African colleague whom I had recently met. She expressed her fear and discomfort with the current state of the country, with the political instability and deepening racial tensions, among other factors. I could feel her sense...

The Many Faces of Entrepreneurship

Township entrepreneurship is growing in South Africa.  With unemployment levels climbing through the roof, township residents have to find other ways to make ends meet. Many turn to entrepreneurship in one form or another. Some might set up a shoe-shining stall at the...

The Emerge Project Documentaries: Black Led Projects

Who We Are

The Emerge Project is a storytelling project that highlights the ways in which Black entrepreneurs and community leaders drive growth and development at the grassroots level in South Africa and Brazil.

All around the world, Black people tend to be seen as needy, troublesome, incapable of generating solutions without outside direction. Our project aims to show that, in fact, the opposite is true: Black people–ordinary, everyday people–are constantly building and rebuilding foundations, using their ingenuity and limited resources to change the world around them.

We use short films, photo essays, articles and blogs to show the real people and the real movements that are driving change at the grassroots level, with an initial focus on Johannesburg, South Africa and Salvador, Brazil.

 

Articles

 

Tanzania – Freedom In Our Lifetime

In response to the xenophobic attacks that keep popping up around the country, we publish here a series of articles written by young people, both South African and foreign nationals, sharing their thoughts, impressions and reactions to these events. By Mpho Adora...

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South Africa, the Rainbow Nation

In response to the xenophobic attacks that keep popping up around the country, we publish here a series of articles written by young people, both South African and foreign nationals, sharing their thoughts, impressions and reactions to these events. By Solomon Motsiri...

read more

History Untold

In response to the xenophobic attacks that keep popping up around the country, we publish here a series of articles written by young people, both South African and foreign nationals, sharing their thoughts, impressions and reactions to these events. By Mpho Adora...

read more