Emerge South Africa
One of the many ways to facilitate the growth and development of the Black population in South Africa and around the world is by working to shift the standard narrative flowing into and out of Black communities. Recognizing and highlighting the work of impactful Black leaders, particularly those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, and illustrating their journeys, including obstacles and triumphs, challenges and victories, can help to construct a different standard of what’s possible. Through the videos, podcasts, articles and blogs on this page, we will begin this reconstruction.
These videos represent the work and impact of enterprising entrepreneurs living and working in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. They represent just a tiny portion of the vibrant and creative entrepreneurship scene in Johannesburg.
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
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
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
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