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Township entrepreneurs are not as exposed to urban entrepreneurs. Through the mentorship programme we aim guide,coach, advise and capacitate them in their businesses. Mentors will include expert mentors, MBA students as well as retired industry experts.

ACCESS to markets & Resources

Through the mentorship programme we connect entrepreneurs with partner institutions that will assist them with various resources including infrastructure, funding, legal, marketing, financials etc to propel the businesses. We expose them through different events, exhibitions and high end conferences.

Training and Development

Training and Development is at the core of us grooming township entrepreneurs to run their businesses successfully. Internal workshops will be held at different venues in different townships in partnership with different institutions.


“The significant participation and meaningful inclusion of the people of the township into mainstream economy of Gauteng through their own township enterprises that are supported by the government and big business will be one of the key game changers…The townships must be self sufficient and vibrant economic centres.”
Premier David Makhura, State of the Province Address (June 2014)

eKasi Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo

  • eKasi Business Hub

    A space where entrepreneurs meet to do business. Engage with other like minded people. attend workshops and have ACCESS to different opportunities from different partner institutions.


    ACCESS EXPOs will take opportunities from different institutions to entrepreneurs in the townships and rural areas around South Africa.

  • eKasi Entrepreneurs Academy

    Through strategic partnerships we will bring academic knowledge, training, development and workshop to township entrepreneurs.

  • Mentorship

    Carefully selected entrepreneurs will be mentored to accelerate their business to greater heights.

What others say about us

Linda Dlova

“We need more institutions like eKasi Entrepreneurs in working with the state and different government departments to deliver the mandate of developing youth entrepreneurs”

Linda DlovaCommunications Manager - NYDANational Youth Development Agency
Peter Golding

“More and more will be expected from eKasi Entrepreneurs as a movement, and it should not be in Cape Town… it should go to other places in South Africa to impact more young people”

Peter GoldingCEOPam Golding