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Kabelo Kgodane, 29

Kabelo Kgodane, 29

Working in the air transport sector has been particularly trying during the pandemic, but Kabelo Kgodane remains optimistic. “I choose to use this crisis in our industry to build a tomorrow we can all be proud of,” she says. Kgodane, a business development manager at...

Gcina Dlamini, 34

Gcina Dlamini, 34

University of Johannesburg graduate and University of Howard (Washington, DC) dual degree-holder Gcina Dlamini wants to educate people about South Africa and all that it has to offer through travel. She is the founding owner of Merchantry Worldwide, a high-end travel...

Marcus Modimokwane, 32

Marcus Modimokwane, 32

Marcus Modimokwane believes that “with food, we can change the world”. When he was young, he remembers watching his grandmother cooking, in particular the most amazing chicken stew — a recipe he is still trying to perfect. It was at DNA Brand Architects where he got...

Giselle Esau, 34

Giselle Esau, 34

Giselle Esau is the youngest executive to work at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. The 34-year-old founding owner of The Mighty and The Mercy has signed “big names” to her marketing company during the pandemic. Esau wants people to know that women of colour are a force...

Lipian Mtandabari, 27

Lipian Mtandabari, 27

At just 17, Lipian Mtandabari founded Ntsako Travel Africa – an LGBTIQ+ travel company that advocates for equality through travel, promoting the inclusion of the LGBTIQ+ community in the rest of Africa and the world. Mtandabari has already been recognised by the UK’s...

Dominic Naidoo, 28

Dominic Naidoo, 28

As a business coach and graphic designer, Dominic Naidoo is in the business of helping small, medium and micro enterprises become successful. Through his own business, Fearless Entrepreneurs, he offers coaching and training sessions, as well as logo and brand...