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What does it take for an espresso addict from Johannesburg to revolutionise the Rooibos industry? Nothing, initially, except for the conviction that there must be a way to get a strong fix from something that doesn't leave you shaking in your business boots three cups down the line.
In 1997, armed with only her marketing savvy, Lesley Ann van Selm started Khulisa as a pilot programme using African stories as a way of instilling morals among convicted criminals. Eleven years later, Khulisa's programmes are running in 35 prisons across South Africa.
After starting a shoe shining operation at Cape Town International Airport, Lere Mgayiya started training unskilled youngsters to run their own businesses. His speciality, he says, is "shining people" - making them believe in their own ideas and abilities.