For a new economy
When we create a Biblical culture of entrepreneurship we are able to transform the way people think, we are able to foster traits that enable people to see opportunities in economic crises and not just problems, and we are able to overcome barriers to activity such as self-doubt due to negative self-image. Through building such an entrepreneurial culture, we are better equipped to navigate our communities and leaders out of poverty and into prosperity with a purpose.
The talk was followed by a panel discussion featuring Thabo Mahlobo, his business partner and wife Nthabiseng and local entrepreneurs James Jepp (Insight Technologies) and Tinashe Jani (Ubuntu Ride, Ubuntu Foods and Study263). The discussion revolved around successfully translating business opportunities into profit, and helping individuals prepare for pitches to potential investors and funders.
On the day after the talk, Mahlobo held an Influencers’ Dinner at which leaders from the Grahamstown church, education and business sectors (including Richard Gaybba from the GBF) discussed ways in which to transform the Grahamstown economy.
It is hoped that we will be able to build partnerships that will apply the principles from The New Economy to grow a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Should you wish to find out more about Thabo Mahlobo or buy a copy of The New Economy, feel free to contact Lester Sigauke at gmail.com.
Thabo Mahlobo was in Grahamstown recently to launch his book, TheNewEconomy.