6 06, 2014

Ordinary Things – Educating the youth

2019-07-28T11:56:32+02:00Business Development, Education, Youth Development|

Meet Lindsay, a business mentor to Lindiwe in Lamontville (from last week's story).  Lindsay is a mom from Westville; she has triplets in Matric.  She also works for her husband's business. After Bridgette, the founder of business forum, encouraged Lindsay to volunteer with CAST, Lindsay decided to become Paradigm Shift trainer in KwaDabeka and Lamontville.  Because of her experience as a trainer in a bank, this was a great way to volunteer. However, when Lindsay was asked [...]

30 05, 2014

Lindiwe

2018-08-30T14:12:59+02:00Business Development|

  It all started with some pamphlets.  A year ago Lee, CAST's Business Development Manager, was giving out pamphlets advertising the Lamontville business forum.  In Lamontville, Lee found a woman named Lindiwe selling food and asked her to hand out pamphlets to customers.  Lindiwe asked if she could come to the business forum too. Back in 1990, Lindiwe moved to Durban from the Eastern Cape to work in her aunt's shop.  She left everything behind, including friends and family. [...]

18 04, 2013

Take Me to the Car Wash

2013-04-18T10:51:53+02:00Business Development, The People|

‘When I was younger, my friend said to me, “People are suffering in the township. What are you going to do after school, Themba?” I replied, “I will not let myself suffer. I will do something. I will be like the gogo that sells vegetables; it’s not much, but at least she is earning something.” Themba Dlamini started developing his entrepreneurial skills from a young age. His dad was the breadwinner of the house and so, when he [...]

20 03, 2013

Shifting Paradigms.

2013-03-20T13:36:04+02:00Business Development|

A couple of weeks ago, a group of twelve aspiring entrepreneurs from the Lamontville community, graduated from our Paradigm Shift Business Growth course. In this eighteen week course, members are trained by volunteers and assigned mentors, both of which are christian, business professionals.  The entrepreneurs are coached and discipled on business topics as well as spiritual topics so that they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to run a successful business, whilst keeping God at the [...]

27 02, 2013

Believing In Your Dreams.

2013-02-27T12:01:40+02:00Business Development, The People|

“I decided taking photos would be a good business. I enjoyed it so much”. Every kid has a dream. All it took was a camera at his matric dance to get 18 year old Andile Gumbi to start dreaming. He had often told friends in the Kwadabeka community that he wanted to be a businessman one day, but was never quite sure of what he wanted to do. Then, on the night of his dance, as he was [...]

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