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.
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
Selebogo Molefe was not what I expected. I first heard of him and The Hookup Dinner (THUD) while filming Marcia Simelane, one of The Emerge Project’s featured leaders; she spoke highly of him and THUD. She had won Pitch of the Night a couple of years back at THUD,...read more
Deep in heart of Alexandra Township is a group of young people being groomed to take on the world. They are problem-solvers in the making. Already active in their homes, communities and schools, learning the ins and outs of business and service on a micro level. They...read more
Every generation has its own battles to fight. It was on 16 June, 42 years ago that the youth of Soweto took to the streets to march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in education. Four decades later, on 16 June 2018, the youth of Alexandra, in...read more
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...read more