Series: Self-Starters

Self Starters: Jens Herf | Founder of Shopstar

Self Starters: Jens Herf | Founder of Shopstar

  A home-grown solution to eCommerce in South Africa, Shopstar was founded by creative entrepreneur Jens Herf. The platform, which launched in August last year, was developed by a group of industry professionals in Cape Town to enable local creative businesses to easily set up shop online.   We spoke […]

Self Starters: My Friend Ned

Self Starters: My Friend Ned

  My Friend Ned is a Cape Town based model and character agency which specifically focuses on finding beautifully unusual and enigmatic characters who aren’t afraid to be themselves. Basically it’s a collection of societies beautiful misfits. We chatted to (our new friend) Candice Hatting about their work, Ned‘s new space and the […]

Self-Starters: Hlengiwe Vilakati | Jo Anke Gallery

Self-Starters: Hlengiwe Vilakati | Jo Anke Gallery

Hlengiwe Vilakati is the owner and manager of Jo Anke Gallery, an independent space specialising in the representation of young artists, art dealing and consulting and artwork leasing and management. In short, she’s a Self Starter who personifies the phrase: the art of business.

Self Starters: Studio Botes

Self Starters: Studio Botes

Equipped with nearly a decade of agency experience, Brandt Botes went solo in order to found his own enterprise Studio Botes in 2011. The boutique design shop based in Cape Town specialises in corporate identities, packaging, design and illustration.

Self-Starters: Curiocity Backpackers

Self-Starters: Curiocity Backpackers

  Bheki Dube is a young entrepreneur in South Africa’s tourism industry. He recently founded ‘Curiocity Backpackers’ situated in the heart of Maboneng. The accommodation, and the guided experiences through the inner city that it offers, allow locals and people from around the world to see Johannesburg at its finest. […]