“Get things done!” is the motto of Bulelani Balabala, who is passionate about township entrepreneurship as a township entrepreneur himself. This has motivated him to start and run an initiative called the Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA) in 2015, which has directly impacted more than 50 000 township entrepreneurs.
The alliance brings information, skills, mentorship and funding to individuals from previously excluded communities.
Balabala wants to help establish hubs in townships to help shape ideas into viable products. He also wants to have a direct impact on the 1.8-million informal businesses that trade in townships, as well as help them gain access to markets locally and abroad.
He is a professional speaker who covers brand developments, entrepreneurship & transformation.
A defining moment in his journey was when he realised he was providing a better life for his family, staff and community. “I am township!” says Balabala proudly.
You are the greatness you think you are! Keep working, keep grinding and at the right moment doors will open.