Category: Inspire

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Orejen began back in the 80s as a boutique homeware workshop, now it makes windows and doors for a niche market. See Jennifer’s journey below.

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

Read the Walk Fresh story rewriting the township narrative. Lethabo is all about creating hope with his sneaker cleaning business.


Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

In times of crisis, you find out what people are really made of. As South Africa’s water reserves dwindle, we’ve all had to cut down on water usage. Though things are looking better than they were a couple of months ago, we haven’t won yet. A major part of the success


Entrepreneur Story: Beerhouse

Starting a business is a risk, but you’ve got to dive in head first. Nobody understands this better than Randolf Jorberg who founded Beerhouse, after visiting a beer bar in Heidelberg, Germany. The brand is at the forefront of innovation, from the systems they use to the way they think


Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

Over the past 6 months we have hosted entrepreneurs and small business owners for a different kind of event. The kind that allows you to share your journey while learning from others. The kind that allows you to connect and trade with the people in different industries. What is Yoco

Women entrepreneurs

Infographic: Celebrating women entrepreneurs in the Yoco family

Entrepreneurship is still a very male-dominated occupation. In South Africa only 19% of all business owners are female. The country currently leading the way, globally, is Uganda where 34.8% of business owners are female. Read more in the 2017 Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs. Based on these numbers we’re incredibly