The Emerge Project Documentaries: Black Led Projects
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.
The Driven Entrepreneurship program trains youth and young adults to turn ideas into reality, to think creatively, critically and strategically. Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur, but everyone has the capacity to contribute to our society in beneficial...read more
Some days I wake up and wonder if I dreamt the whole thing: That a pandemic runs rampant all around the globe, grounding entire countries and economies to a halt, emptying streets and restaurants, buses and trains and airplanes, schools and universities and theaters...read more
Names that many have forgotten, most don’t know of and some people will never forget. Names that we only see as alphabets written in font while to some it’s their dear ones that they lost brutally to an unjust system "69 people were killed,8 were women and 10 were...read more
I’m Vika Mjoka. I am a champion of young minds. I work with high school kids. I help spark their creative and entrepreneurial spirits through an art program we call I AM - Ideas, Art and Music. I also am a child of the African soil. I’m very passionate about the young...read more
I’m Tondi Nengwenda, I own Designer Bites, which is a cake business. We do cakes— from cupcakes to wedding cakes. I can replicate almost anything you want done as a cake, for celebrations. I have employed 3 people that are working at the shop. They are learning new...read more
My name is Paul Maluleke. I was born and brought up in Alexandra. I am a social entrepreneur. I enjoy working with communities on local economic development.read more
My name is Marcia Simelane, I run a company called Alurcia Aluminium and Glass. We make and install aluminium windows and doors.read more
Kgomotso Khosa Raising Giants Organization (RGO) Main Activity: Mentoring and Coaching Youth Focus Area: Youth Development Location: Cosmo Cityread more
In August 2012, a group of friends gathered one night to have dinner and commiserate with one another over the struggles they were experiencing in their own endeavors.read more
South African women have changed the landscape of entrepreneurship drastically, by taking a route which was believed to be for men only.read more