Author Archive | Jaco Slabbert

Hands at work help to make deaf heard

Perceptions of others are the most disabling aspect of being deaf or disabled. “That is why our focus at Deaf Hands at Work is to turn ‘disAbility’ into ‘thisAbility’,” says Charles Nyakurwa. Nyakurwa is an entrepreneur with infectious enthusiasm for empowering the disabled and breaking stereotypes they face. Growing up in Zimbabwe with a deaf… [Continue Reading]

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Township entrepreneur offers office solution

WHAT is the right business idea for you, you may be asking yourself. Or you may have an idea that you think will be hugely successful, but will it really become a reality? The important thing about business ideas is that you do not have to “re-invent the wheel” to make your idea a success. For… [Continue Reading]

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Doing good with bicycle delivery of medicines

“NEITHER snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” This inscription on the New York Post Office pays homage to the American Postal Service’s enduring spirit to deliver the mail efficiently. In many ways, it reflects the dedication and drive of the Iyeza… [Continue Reading]

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