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6 promising young SA entrepreneurs make Forbes list

Jun 19 2015 20:15

Cape Town – Six young South African entrepreneurs have made it onto the Forbes Africa list of most promising entrepreneurs to watch under 30.

1. iFix's Julie Alexander Fourie

Julie Alexander Fourie founded iFix in 2007, a business that repairs and services all Apple devices ranging from iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macs to Samsung Smart Phones and Tablets and also offers a wide range of mobile accessories and add-ons.

2. Mind Trix Media's Bheki Kunene

Khayelitsha entrepreneur Bheki Kunene is the owner of Mind Trix Media, a creative design agency that does branding and web development. He has created eight jobs with his Gugulethu-based company.

3. ISP Web Africa's Rupert Bryant

Rupert Bryant is the co-founder of ISP Web Africa. The company prints and manufactures various products from point of sale displays and large format signage to promotional goods. In 2014, Bryant relaunched Accommodation Direct; an online tourism business that specializes in short-term accommodation rentals. His dream is to sail around the world.

4. Headboy Industries' Ludwick Marishane

Ludwick Marishane invented DryBath and is the founder of Headboy Industries. According to Forbes, he was in high school when he came up with DryBath, a gel that does all the work of a bath without water.

5. Rethink Education's Doug Hornle

Doug Hornle is the founder Rethink Education, a platform that feeds into this preference by delivering educational content broken down into ‘bite-size bits’ and presented through a social network style, chat interface. "Our online platform has been created to promote learning in South African high schools and can be used to complement the teaching of core Maths and Science concepts, both in and out of the classroom." To date, Rethink Education has distributed math and science content to more than 500 000 South Africans and is launching in Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.

6. Elegance Group's Max Hussman

Max Hussman is the founder of Elegance Group and a 2016 swimming Olympic hopeful. Hussmann also runs an aviation business through Elegance Group which included Elegance Air, sport consulting and aviation consulting. He was born in Accra, raised in Germany, but made a home in South Africa where Elegance is thriving and making its mark in the aviation industry.

Nominees came from readers of Forbes Africa and its team and were decided upon by a selected panel of judges from across Africa.

* Information and profiles by Forbes Africa. Click on this link to see the full list.

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