From township girl to entrepreneur - meet the inspiring Busiswa

From township girl to entrepreneur - meet the inspiring Busiswa

- Busiswa Lutshaba is a dynamic emerging entrepreneur who was born and raised in the township of Khayelitsha in Cape Town

- Busiswa founded Blu Space Communications SA, with a view to uplifting emerging entrepreneurs in her community

- The young businesswoman recently won a coveted accolade and a crowdfunding initially has been launched to help fund her three-year development plan

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Busiswa Lutshaba is a dynamic young woman who was born and raised in the third largest informal settlement in South Africa - Khayelitsha in Cape Town.

Her passion for business and her community led her to found her own venture, named Blu Space Communications SA.

The business is one based on public relations and seeks to bridge the gap between emerging local entrepreneurs and governmental as well as corporate institutions.

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Through the assistance of Soapbox, Busiswa was named as the first social entrepreneur of the Unboxed Incubator Programme.

To achieve the three-year strategic plan she developed for her business, Unboxed has launched a crowdfunding initiative.

The aim is to come up with capital amounting to R40 000 and they've already raised R9 165.83 through the BackaBuddy platform.

From township girl to entrepreneur - meet the inspiring Busiswa

Supplied: Busiswa Lutshaba
Source: UGC

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Soapbox's Ruben Hazelzet said, “We believe by helping Busiswa we create an active and self-sustaining economy in Khayelitsha. The long term effects are aiding to financial inclusion and the betterment of socio-economic standards.”

Busiswa's passion, not only for her own business, but to help entrepreneurs around her, is infectious.

She said, "As a scaling entrepreneur myself, I better understand the challenges entrepreneurs face. And thus a Co-working space that offers businesses the tools to expand is necessary considering the population, lack of jobs, retrenchment. We need to start owning as young people.”

In other news, previously reported on another young entrepreneur that is making his mark in Gauteng.

Koketso Johannes Maake left the dusty streets of Mapaan Village with his matric certificate and is now an emerging entrepreneur.

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