Nomandla Mkhize MasterChef at Ekayise Delicacies
Nomandla Mkhize: MasterChef at Ekayise Delicacies

Introducing passionate entrepreneur, chef and owner of Ekayise Delicacies – Nomandla  Mkhize. We chatted to her about cooking and following a path in life that you love.   Hi Nomandla, tell us a little more about yourself? I began my cooking career by doing a three year National Diploma in Professional Cookery through the International Hotel […]

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Stephen Shange
Redesigning Space with Stephen Shange

Stephen Shange is a digital designer with the love for everything design, here are his thoughts on problem solving, South Africa and more. “I love solving challenges using design as a tool that allows for elegant solutions to problems. Design is a function that creates an aesthetic appeal to every single piece of matter that […]

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Ingrid Bell Autonomy Design
Autonomy with Ingrid Bell

Creative Strategist, co-owner of Autonomy Design and all round inspirational woman, Ingrid Bell, spoke to us about being an entrepreneur with her soul mate and husband Chad. Why do you do what you do?  I grew up submerged in creativity with a teacher mother and philosopher farther who taught us to challenge our own thinking, […]

Celebrating South African Entrepreneurs Vanessa Jansen
Celebrating South African Entrepreneurs: Vanessa Jansen

Welcome to Matoyana’s series on celebrating South African entrepreneurs from all walks of life. Here we chat to the diversely skilled Vanessa Jansen. What do you do? I am a TV professional with a background in fashion. I run two businesses; one in each field. Afroccentrique is my baby; an idea born 10 years ago. […]

Business Tips from Sasha Knott
Business Tips from Sasha Knott

We don’t see many female entrepreneurs in the financial services space, which is why we’re excited to be featuring business tips from Sasha Knott. Her business journey has taken her from her role as GM at the online commodity trading company iTradePro to her current role as CEO of Switch2. Sasha is a task-driven manager who […]

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Social Entrepreneurship, Majora Carter and Township Transformation
Social Entrepreneurs, Majora Carter and Township Transformation

This month Matoyana focuses on how entrepreneurs can tackle sustainability issues, so who better to feature in July than Majora Carter, US Activist turned Urban Revitalisation Strategist and Social Entrepreneur. She is founder and co-founder of the following organizations and initiatives: Sustainable South Bronx; Green for All; Bronx Tech Meetup; Startup Box Software Services and […]

Daily Lessons from a Small Business Owner
Daily Lessons from a Small Business Owner

We read a lot about the rewards of entrepreneurship and the astonishing success of people in business. The reality is more complex than a Thought Leadership article or a glamorous PR profile. Sometimes business is messy, with no hard and fast rules and its difficult work making entrepreneurial decisions. Here are some daily “lessons” from […]

Rihanna’s Rules of Entrepreneurship
Rihanna the Entrepreneur

It’s hard to believe that superstar Rihanna is only 28 years old. For someone so young she’s still been able to handle herself in a way that highlights her core strengths. Here are some of our thoughts on Rihanna’s rules of entrepreneurship and why she’s been able to get to the top and stay there. […]

Beyonce the entrepreneur
Beyoncé the Entrepreneur

In 2016 Beyoncé’s platinum-selling album Lemonade saw her become the first female artist to have 12 concurrent songs running on the US Billboard Hot 100. An amazing feat, but that’s not all. Beyoncé the business woman and entrepreneur was also hard at work launching a new clothing line and more. Her talent and perseverance now […]


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