For a new econ­omy

Grocott's Mail - - MAKANA VOICES -

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

Photo sup­plied

Thabo Mahlobo was in Gra­ham­stown re­cently to launch his book, TheNewE­con­omy.

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