Archive for September 2016

S1 E5 1BillionAfrica – consciously leading for change


1 Billion Africans solving 1 billion problems Growing up in Ghana, Prince used to keep himself busy by imaging a variety of scenarios where he saved the day like the comic book heroes. Sadly, his joy was short lived when he was struck by the reality of what he saw in his community. As he…

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S1 E4 GrowthShoot – inclusive agriculture


GrowthShoot – growing tomorrow’s food today When Nono’s father finally managed to convince her to leave the banking space in Johannesburg, and join him in running their family farm in Senekal in the Free State, she had no idea how she would end up falling in love with the space. She now actively works towards…

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S1 E3 Obulunji – Embracing your natural beauty

Natural beauty

In recent times, black women all over the world have begun to re-embrace their natural beauty in all its curls and glory. However, as big as the movement is now, it wasn’t always as accessible. The advice sought would suggest products found with relative ease in the US and UK, but in South Africa, it…

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S1 E2 Design, with it there are no limits


Charly Makwanya uses design to help change perceptions about and within Africa When Charly was growing up in a ghetto in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, he wanted more than anything to bring change to his community. This change was usually seen in the form of being a professional like a doctor or a lawyer, but he wanted…

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