From humble beginnings as a feeding scheme in the 1980s, Siyabonga Africa has grown to include entrepreneurship programmes and business skills that incorporate food security.
The South African entry in the Enactus World Cup helped a small-scale fishery in KwaZulu-Natal develop and expand its operations. It was one of many projects showcased in the competition that are offering practical and innovative ways to improve quality of life around the world.
Cycling, talking life and teaching entrepreneurship are at the heart of Girl Ignite, a programme set up by a group of young women to help underprivileged girls learn the tools they will need to make a success of their lives – whether that be as entrepreneurs or working for bosses.
Bevan Ducasse, the CEO of wiGroup walked away with the inaugural Maverick of the Year Award, which seeks to "recognise, acknowledge as well as celebrate the entrepreneurial genius".
A Google Hangout hosted by Brand South Africa saw expat South African tech gurus discussing ways to use their digital expertise to benefit their home country.