The Youth Cricket Academy was started by Glenn Bester in 2001, and coaches children of all ages, from the age of 3 years old through to 18. The Youth Cricket Academy offers the following services:
·They coach children in Private Lessons, Paired Lessons and Group Lessons.
·They send coaches to Schools to coach their School Teams.
·They send coaches to Pre Schools as an extra mural that they can offer to their pupils.
·They host cricket festivals in the holidays.
·They host weekly matches for the children of all ages each weekend.
.They hire out our fields to schools for their sport and matches.
.They do coaching road shows where we take out coaches to small towns in the karoo etc and coach the children at schools who are not able to access regular coaching.
.They have also started soccer coaching too.
Those are some of the activities the Youth Cricket Academy gets up to.
Mathabo was born in Tshwane but raised in Limpopo in a Sepedi speaking family. After Matric she went to the then Pietersburg Technical College where she studied Electrical Engineering and then went to the then Pretoria Technikon to continue with Electrical Engineering through a bursary from Telkom. Mathabo then went on to work as a Telkom Technician and then moved to the Call Centre and then end up as an Operations Manager until her daughter was born and she remained there to raise her in Tshwane.
When she was 1 year old they moved to KZN Mandeni, her husband’s hometown because of his employment in 2008.
In that process Mathabo enrolled for a Christian Psychology Degree, however in the midst of it while mothering 2 children (daughter and son) Mathabo received a Word from her then Pastor Wallie in Mandeni who confirmed what she heard the Lord say while listening to his sermon; that she was called to proclaim the Gospel. From then on she moved from Christian Psychology to Theology with SATS where she completed her Honours Degree.
In 2012 her family of four moved to Amanzimtoti where they joined Sweetwaters Church. Mathabo was still busy with her degree and within that year her pastor put her on the board as the Secretary of the Church Board where she still serves.
When she finished her 1st Degree, she then entered the probation program of the Full Gospel Church where she served for 3 years whilst completing her Honours Degree. Her Pastor in 2016 said to her that they needed to start a Bible School, and thus they formed a partnership with SATS who provided them with the the Crossroads Course to teach. At the end of 5 years Crossroads was taught to over 15% of their local church and at least 10% of those in and out of their community. In 2018 they started to teach the Full Gospel Program of training pastors.
In 2019 Mathabo was ordained as a Full Gospel minister and she is still part of the Pastoral Team at Sweetwaters Church where she leads various departments including the Bible School.
Mathabo enjoys reading and hanging out with friends for a braai and a good laugh.
Legato is a six member acapella music group based in Port Elizabeth. Their music is versatile as they sing many genres from gospel, to traditional African Music specializing on Afro-Soul. Legato entered a music competition in 2015 Sing-Off South Africa on SABC1 which had 150 groups from all over South Africa, they were the only group that represented the Eastern Cape and came 2nd. They have since performed on many stages in South Africa
Chad Smith, started 041Studio after almost 10 years as a disc jockey (DJ)
DJing, to Chad, is great, fun and an amazing platform for him to express his creativity.
In 2009,he won a DJ competition that kick started his career. He became the resident DJ at a well known nightclub in Port Elizabeth (Godfather Supreme) and also became a radio host on BayFM. Music has always been his passion and later he started venturing into music production with a few original hits done in collaboration with local musical artists.
Studio041, started 2020, yes the year the world was hit with a global pandemic. Studio041 provides innovative visual, sound, recording and editing services that aligns with client expectation. They provide access to professional products of visual, audio, graphic designed adverts with equipment that guarantee quality video/sound with effectual performance within a dynamic studio setup.
Tune into this show to find out more about the industry, its challenges and all the services 041 Studio had to over you!
Event2Plan is a full service, lifestyle based, professional event planning and catering company based in Port Elizabeth that was created by pairing together their passion for business and events. They bring a fresh, unique approach to the event planning and
management industry. They specialize in corporate events, gala dinners, long service awards, grand openings, inspirational seminars, workshops, conferences, private events, team building, school and youth camps.
They love details! Their commitment is to see each event through, from start to finish while keeping the goals, vision, budget and client's needs in mind at all times. They are
committed to following through on every detail, so you don't have to. From a small intimate private party or meeting to a 1000-person conference or gala dinner, Event2Plan loves
new challenges and opportunities to show that they can make it happen.
• Formal Gala Events
• Building and Business Openings
• Theme Events
• Long Distance Occasions
• Private Events and Celebrations
• Pop Up Restaurant
• Corporate event & meeting planning
• Long service awards & staff recognition events
• Year-end functions
• Employee Fun Day
• Inspirational seminars
• Team building
Event2Plan is a full service, lifestyle based, professional event planning and catering company
Miliho is a clothing brand founded by Khayiso Miliho in 2018. This started from just customizing clothes to a complete sewing business.
Their mission is to become a household name, be unique and grow to an extent of opening a physical store.
Their product range include full track suites, pants, track tops and accessories.
As with many people around the world, Covid knocked the wind out of their sails. In 2020 Jade Bannister and her husband had to sell their house in Pretoria, and moved down to Port Elizabeth to live on her husband's family farm. This was not an easy decision, but they did not have much of a choice.
Jade has been a stay-at-home mom for the past few years, raising her two beautiful girls. Her husband works full time, but with their eldest daughter starting school it was a big knock to their budget; over and above everything else. This is why she decided to start a business she could run from home. Jade has the flexibility to spend time with her youngest daughter, and run a start-up that she is really passionate about. She loves art and creativity, so she is thoroughly enjoying what she does.
Jade has had a huge amount of support from family, friends, and their community thus far, and they can all see how passionate and committed she is to helping people grow their businesses, just as she wants to grow hers. Covid has changed the world in ways none of us ever foresaw. She started her little venture to contribute to her family's well-being, and she wants to help all the other "small ventures" achieve their dreams just as she is, no matter how big or small those dreams are.
The Urban Doll Factory was established in 2016 by Poppina Djemelas. Their mission is to bring the highest quality hair and fashion to the women of the world. They supply only the highest quality human hair. Whether you choose a wig or a weave you can rest assured that the hair would have come from a single donor.
With hair from Urban Doll Factory changing your hair color no longer means damaging your hair and getting all kinds of unexpected results! With quality hair from Urban Doll Factory you can now change your hair as often as you would like, giving you the option to choose your look to match the occasion.
Curtley Abrahams, well known as KoKo, is a vibrant young man, straight out of Bloemendal, in the Northern Areas of Gqeberha. Curtley is a young Entrepreneur on his way to success. Curtley is also studying at East Cape Midlands T-vet College and is doing his last year in management assistance. He is a youth leader at his local church and has a passionate heart and love for young people.
Curtley runs his part time food business called Koko Fast Foodies established in 2021. It has been an encouragement to himself as it gives him, his family and community hope.
KOKO FAST FOODIES
Koko fast foodies strives to serve its community with the best and latest of Southern- African fast foodies
Situated: Bloemendal, Bethelsdorp in Port Elizabeth
Established: May 2021
Business Operating Strategy:
Fast Food Takeaways
Events Hiring Service
To create a Community vibe and Community Business that is this conducive to operate and explore different opportunities.
Ultimate Innovations - Inspired By Innovation
Ultimate Innovations specializes in Fuel Management Systems, CCTV and Point of Sale. They work only with the best brands in every respective industry that they specialize in.
The mission of Ultimate Innovations is to provide the highest quality security products at the most competitive pricing in the industry to security equipment companies and retail outlets. They are dedicated to help make your business or home a more secure environment. And they measure their success by their ability to build lasting relationships with their customers.
Their Core Values
Their Core Values reflect the way they do business and form the foundation for their strategic vision, their mission statement, their company philosophy, and their overall success. These Core Values are the essence of who they are.
They listen to their customers; their wants, needs, and wishes become their strategic blueprint. They Commit to leadership in every aspect of their business. Employees must make direct contributions to their goals. They try their very best to Emphasize quality and believe that “good enough” is never enough. They try to respond quickly and decisively to each opportunity given to them. They try to create an environment where ideas are encouraged, respected, and rewarded. They also try to justify expenditures as they relate to their goals and last, but most important of all having Fun while moving forward.
Ulimo Agribiz PTY LTD is a Registered Company, registered on the 12/07/2021....with 3 Active Directors, all Black Young South Africans from the Eastern Cape. Ulimo Agribiz is a poultry business operating in Qumbu and they are currently producing 100 chickens per cycle of 7 weeks.
To be reliable chicken suppliers in the area,
To produce the best quality Chicken meat
and To meet the needs of their customers by selling both slaughtered and live chicken.
The Taste Bud Company is a catering company based in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.
They provide tasty meal options for those wanting to live a healthy lifestyle, are trying to loose weight or suffering from diabetes.
They also cater for companies who subsidize meals for their staff, as well as offer their services for larger functions such as birthdays and weddings.
They strive to keep all their food at the highest level of taste and quality; their enthusiasm and creativity for food is used to keep their menu fresh and delicious.
Ultimately they believe in food cooked with passion and love.
To provide a service for clients who want to have a healthy eating lifestyle but do not have time to cook.
Low GI frozen meals Specializing in weight-loss food - cater for various customers with different weight-loss formulas. They cater for small functions i.e. Business lunches, birthdays etc. At the moment they cater for a Chartered Aircraft company making meals for their flights.
They specialize in frozen Beef and Chicken Lasagnas i.e. single, double and family size lasagnas and for birthdays.
Grab and Go Foundation is a foundation that has a soup kitchen that offers sandwiches and juices to the less fortunate. The Foundation does not only focus on the soup kitchen, it sometimes offer blankets or clothing to the less fortunate. The main goal was to advocate for the homeless population in the central areas of Gqeberha by providing them with a meal once a week.
• Founded- June 2020
• Founders- Lumka Cube, Luphumlo Zinto, Awonke Vabaza & Bathandwa Tsoko
• Type- Nonprofit Charitable Organisation
• Purpose- To at least provide 50 people with sandwiches and juice once a week.
• Location- Gqeberha
• Area served- Central, Rink Street & Govan Bheki
• Active Members
Charmoné Davids (Chairperson)
Lumka Cube (Secretary)
Sinovuyo Makinana (Treasurer)
Unathi Makubalo (Project Manager)
Sibabaliwe Xokozela (Public Relations Officer)
Lumka Cube 067 106 3660
Charmoné Davids 073 314 5535
Ikamvalethu Academy Foundation is a community-based organization serving the densely populated communities of the Eastern Cape, Specifically Gqeberha. The organization was registered in 2018. It is 100% owned and managed by youth. Ikamvalethu Academy aims to empower the surrounding under-resourced and underserved community through creating a conducive environment that stimulates teaching and learning.
Their vision is to equip and to transform individuals, organizations, and communities at large through educational programmes. To inspire and enable the learners to be independent and competitive.
Their mission is to provide quality education that is accessible to everyone at an affordable price. Giving the youth and adults an opportunity to become active citizens, so that they can contribute to the Eastern Cape economic growth and stability.
Bubbles Laundry is a drop-off and collect laundry service that started as a second income from August 2021 and started serving the community fulltime from 1 December 2021. It is a female owned business that intends to grow to its full potential in the near future. As part of her dream, Riana Botha wants to empower other female owned businesses and then give back to the community by starting a homeless shelter. Her detergents are supplied by Hombisa Beaute, which is also a female owned small business in Motherwell.
This way Bubbles Laundry has its own unique fragrance but can also supply customers with a variety of cleaning products on order from Hombisa Beaute.
Bubbles Laundry is situated at 85 Graaff Reinet road, Mosel in Kariega/Uitenhage.
They have set business hours as a guideline, therefor ensuring flexibility for customers who require it. Many of their customers work in Port Elizabeth and can't make a delivery or collection during business hours. Arrangements for alternative times can be made for the convenience of customers. This makes them very unique.
Ilze was born in Somerset West, her dad was a minister in the church so they moved around quite a bit.
She started school in Namibia and in Grade 2 moved to Springs where she attended school until Grade 11 where her family moved to Centurion.
She married her husband, Kobus in 1995 and inherited 4 step sons. They later had a daughter Monique who got married in November 2021.
She has 10 step grandchildren and 1 step great grandson.
She started the candle making business about 13 years ago, first as a hobby to help a friend out who was medically boarded. It became a passion and since then they made it a family business and explored new avenues and techniques until it has become quite an interesting hobby and passion. They are sharing their knowledge with others and really enjoying their creations.
They will continue to discover new ideas and techniques and their motto is YOUR IMAGINATION IS OUR CREATION
Bake Easy came into existence in 2018 when Carlene and her husband realised there was a shortage in the market for access to high quality, ready-to-bake products for the average household in Port Elizabeth.
Usually, these quality products were only available to restaurants and high-class hotels etc, but through their connections with the producers they were able to start procuring these products for resale to the public in easy to manage, household-sized quantities – From single people to large families! The basic qualifying criteria for any of the excellent products entering their freezers, are
a) it must be easy to bake and
b) it should leave as little dirty dishes afterwards as possible, if any!
Originally starting out in Lorraine as a strictly online service delivering around town, the demand for a physical shop grew exponentially as new clients found them and wanted to be able to handle and view the products, so on 01 August 2019 the shop opened up at 65 – 4th Avenue, Newton Park, and they still have clients finding them for the first time every day, much to their happy delight!
Bake Easy can easily boast that they stock the largest variety of easy-baking Croissants, Pies, Bread rolls and muffin batters in town. They pack their Pies individually so that it’s so easy to mix and match flavours, enabling one to cater to everyone’s taste without the need to be committed to one box of one flavour. Their muffin batters are premixed and only need to be defrosted before being piped into your muffin tray for baking - no additional ingredients or mixing required! Their unique Build-a-Platter Range offers clients the means to build up and bake their own platters, at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a readymade platter, and with freshness guaranteed. And that’s not even touching on the diverse collection of Slice & Bake Cookie Dough, Samosas and other products they keep! Oh, and did we mention many of their products bake as easily in an air fryer as it does in a conventional oven?
They’ve also just launched their Loyalty Program with Yoyo Go, where clients can earn points for shopping in store with their bank card, which they can use on a variety of rewards! They have regular specials every month end, as well as occasional specials every other weekend - Keep in touch with them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the specials, new products and delicious recipes at Bake Easy PE.
Taylor & Taylor Co is a graphics designing company that also sells IT products and services such as Laptops, Desktops, Consumables, Repairs, Maintenance, Networking. Emails, Websites, Logos, Flyers, Business cards, Design, Printing, Promotional Videos.
Taylor & Taylor Co offers a holistic approach to the Advertising/ Marketing / Promotional/ Business Solutions industry as well as the end consumer:
Online, Indoor and Outdoor, and Digital Advertising, Branding, Marketing, Media Promotional And Corporate Gifting and Clothing Advertising/Branding /Marketing/Media
Sourcing – they try and source almost anything your company may require at the best rates possible!
I T Services (from Refurbished Sales, to Websites
Bulk Mailing Management and Setup Services
WezVan Music Production is an individually owned company that is a brainchild of Weziwe Vandala Moya who is a performer, a solo artist, a choir conductor, an adjudicator, a music facilitator and an established music composer for jazz, choral, gospel and acapella music. The Company is newly established yet, the person behind the idea has always been a music practitioner for more than 30 years now.
Created for the kids of today, a platform they can use to empower themselves musically, while finding resources for them to strive and reach their dreams through singing, eradicating crime and debauchery, behaviors that destroy the youth of today.
Their Mission and Goals:
Untap and unleash capabilities
Develop through vast training and coaching
Equip for future endeavors
Create platform to showcase talent
Educate about socio-related matters
Find more audiences and support in the International Community Bring diversity in vocal execution, learning different genres and styles and how voice should be in accordance in style chosen
Motherly instincts to nurture another child as their own
God-fearing and grounded in faith
Accountability and Trustworthy
Honesty and transparency
Saucy Boys Restaurant is a privately owned company owned by 2 biological brothers Kutlwano Mbele(25) and katlego Ingwane (30)
The restaurant was established in 2021 and gained so much recognition in the early 2022. Kutlwano Mbele is the head chef and 1 of the greatest salesman in the business.
It all started in the streets, selling Kotas to motorists... It gained popularity.. People started knowing that if you're hungry and want to grabs some Kota quickly.. You'll pass by the intersection where you'll find Kutlwano.
The business became lucrative and demand became high. Kutlwano had to open a restaurant next to the intersection he's been selling at so that he can load quickly. That's when they rented out a place and opened a restaurant. Now people can either buy on the go or go to the restaurant and buy.
The restaurant has employed 2 young people from the same area and more jobs are to be created.
The vision is to build the biggest franchise in the world thus allowing the brothers to rebuild a black economy and encourage other young people out there that it's possible to achieve greatness.
Years from now they see Saucy Boys Restaurant having franchises all over South Africa.
Bokmakierie Wynbotiek & Penswinkel, was a restaurant that was opened through years of experience and an absolute passion for the Food & Beverage/ Hotel Management/ Catering industry. Jenny-Lee Luiters’ love for food & people was the inspiration.
July 2019, Jenny found the best spot for a restaurant with a growing potential to do functions etc. They opened August 2019 to the public, within 6months Bokmakierie was a hit and was in the start of its business peak/ business high. Who knew a pandemic was lurking.... when the hard lockdown was announced, who knew that, that would be the beginning of a fight to keep the restaurant open. Well she surely learned a lot. After 2years of fighting to save the restaurant through covid time, Jenny-Lee had to make the hardest decision yet. When you have started something from scratch, put so much of your time/energy/love into it...she felt that everything was crumbling around her. What about herstaff, they were/are like family to her, “we were there for each other through this whole covid fight”. Jenny is also a mother of a 5year old, she needed to generate some form of income.
She gave every thought, every doubt, every tear to God and asked him to give her clarity. How does she move forward? Working for yourself for 10years does not make you the best candidate when you job hunt, even though you have so much knowledge to share. Knowing you can be an asset to a company, for some or other reason people think that you would not be able to work under authority. Which is so far from the truth. So when Jenny-Lee had to close Bokmakierie's doors, she decided that if Bokmakierie can't be a place, it will surely become a brand.
Well, she started 3 weeks ago with her Bokmakierie Rustic Frozen Pizza Range and its already selling in a couple of outlets. People also order directly from her. It is homemade with love. Obviously, its a slow growth, because its a new division of the business, but Jenny’s blessed with having had the restaurant for people know the quality of her product.
Jenny would like to grow her Bokmakierie Rustic Frozen Pizza Range business into more than just Pizza, into a business that teaches cooking skills in a Homemade way. Where people can feel the passion and love that goes into each ingredient. Skills can last you a lifetime and no-one can take it from you. She a very strong believer of skill training, because there will always be an open door.
Jenny-Lee is truly blessed with an amazing support structure. That has stood with her through hard times.
Ronel Pullin is the Founder and Visionry of Lwazi Enrichment Program together with her husband Gerald Pullin who was a Youth Pastor before they met. They have 3 kids and reside in Cape Town
They both formerly worked for the Department of Labour. Ronel was Labour Inspector her my husband, a Client service officer.
Today they are graced to be Directors of their Company called Dominion Labour Specialist where they provide services to communities with Labour matters, UIF contracts etc.
Lwazi Enrichment Program is a non profit organization. They help youth all over South Africa with career guidance, youth development, mentorship, support, spiritual journey, application to Colleges and Universities. They also assist with funding applications and NSFAS applications.
Graduates have come out of their programme.
They also have a Ministry called Tabitha Kingdom Mission as they are called to be Destiny Helpers to the Kingdom of God. They work daily with couples in broken marriages, broken women etc.
Their Mission and Goals:
To help others reach their dreams, their Destinies
Educate as far as they travel youth, parents and communities
They believe in 2nd chances to forgive and to let God.
Honesty and transparency.
Nilton makazhu is in the showbiz industry majoring in modeling and filming. He ventured into modeling when he was 16 and grew into it. Now he runs his own agency.
They are currently developing a Tv series called IBHAYI'S UTOPIA where he is the producer and director.
They are also currently busy organizing for an international fashion show which will take place on 21 to 23 May. Models from other countries will also participate.
Saul Arnold Claassen is the founder and CEO of Msowethu Projects and Investments. And Lindelwa Yawa is his partner in business. Their company deals in two main areas; projects and investments. They work with people in SA and global movements all over the world. Their mission is to discover talent and gifts of people, market and promote them and create platforms of excellence and publicity for them.
They do various projects such as seminars and training development, not only to discover them but to develop and enhance them and create a healthy environment for success.
Saul Arnold Claassen is married, has two kids and one grand-daughter. They are grateful and thankful to God who blessed them as a family.
Prolific International Speaker
Author and founder of Self-Help Program
Ghost-writer of International Authors
Founder of DBL Industries Movie and Film
Founder of Theological and Practical Academy for Successors
Founder of All Nations Christian Assembly
Author of Many Books
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