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.

Video series

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.


Commemorating June 16: Soweto Uprising

Forty-one years ago, the streets of Soweto, a township in South Africa were packed with thousands of Black students protesting against an official order which made Afrikaans compulsory in Black schools throughout the country. The use of local languages was forbidden...

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Women Flourish in Construction Industry

South African women have changed the landscape of entrepreneurship drastically, by taking a route which was believed to be for men only. Black women have ventured into the Mechanics and Construction industries. Gender diversity in the construction industry is still...

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