Avril’s entrepreneurial journey from office clerk to organic vegetable grower

Two years ago Avril Bromfield from Henley on Klip took a giant leap of faith: she quit her job in office administration and sales to become a fulltime entrepreneur. (read more).   


NWU – enabling entrepreneurs to flourish


The North-West University (NWU) is known for the way in which it unlocks the future for students, and by doing so enabling them to make their dreams come true.(read more)


NWU Vaal Enterprising Women programme grows in leaps and bounds

After a stringent selection process, a group of 17 aspirant female entrepreneurs were chosen to take part in the eight-month Enterprising Women Programme (EWP) as presented by the bhive Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal).  This year marks the 3rd rendition of this entrepreneurial intervention programme (read more).   

Female entrepreneurship a major catalyst for economic growth - Enterprising Women programme

When Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released its quarterly figures on employment in August 2012, it was far from rosy. According to the statistics, the ranks of the unemployed increased by a staggering 100 000 people to reach 4.6 million. This translates to an official unemployment rate of 25.2%. With this seemingly grim forecast in mind, Entrepreneurial Development Professional – Leonie Greyling, is of the opinion that entrepreneurship can make a significant difference to not only the unemployment rate but also the improvement of South Africa’s economic growth prospects. (read more

Red Lipstick and EWP; the secret to Riette’s entrepreneurial success


Riette Botha (58) is the proud owner of Red Lipstick, an Image and Beauty Consultancy as well as a graduate of the Enterprising Women Programme as hosted at the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University Vaal (read more).

Enterprising Women Programme – Pat's journey as master chef of her own success


Patricia (Pat) Esterhuizen is a 31-year old entrepreneur with a zest for life and a healthy dose of business savvy to boot. Trained as a professional chef, Patricia recently bid farewell the corporate sector after nearly two decades to start her own catering and food consultancy business – Phat Pat Catering (read more).


Faith, talent and an abundance of creativity: an entrepreneurial journey

Gabi Hendrich,(37), a graphic and interior designer and the owner of Living Stones Talent Factory, describes her decision to become an entrepreneur as a gradual calling from God to which she answered yes.(read more)


EDC - Empowering women to be business savvy


According to research, female entrepreneurs comprise less than eight present of the world’s population, however, there are more of them worldwide than men.  In South Africa, it is estimated that half of the entrepreneurial population is female. Interesting then, that very few success stories about entrepreneurial South African women - who will be an inspiration to anyone who believes that they have what it takes to become successful, are known (read more).


Grace Telane – an entrepreneur who is too fit to quit 


Meet Grace Judith Telane: an entrepreneur who is literally too fit to quit! As the owner and manager of the Gym with Grace Aerobics Studio and Fitness Club, Grace (42) is not only living her dream but also contributes towards job creation in the Vaal Triangle region (read more).


Celesté – from social worker to successful app developer


Celesté Swanepoel is living proof that you don’t have to start out as an expert in order to run a successful business (read more).


Building a business empire – one wash at a time 


You are never too old to learn – or in the case of 44-year old Sibongile Cele, never too old to live your dream! This mother of three and former professional nurse has proven that dedication and hard work do indeed pay off in the long run. As one of the first graduates of the Enterprising Women Programme – hosted by the bhive Enterprise Development Centre (bhive EDC) on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal), Sibongile has turned her entrepreneurial dream into a reality (read more).

Campus empowers female entrepreneurs

The Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University recently applauded female business women - who took part in the Enterprising Women Programme, at a glitzy awards ceremony hosted at the Quest Conference Estate in Vanderbijlpark. The aim of this programme is to assist female entrepreneurs to achieve their goals and realise their business dreams.