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Deidré Luzmore The Strength Behind MzansiStore.com | SABLE Accelerator Network

Deidré Luzmore

The Strength Behind MzansiStore.com

MzansiStore.com is an online marketplace that gets South African designers and crafters out of their workshops and into the world to sell their products. In enabling this, MzansiStore transforms the world of the crafter and their customer. MzansiStore.com gives them the tools and e-Commerce training they need to make their business a success. They also promote these brands on through social media, their blog, newsletters etc.
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Mark Shuttleworth First African in Space, founder of HBD Venture Capital and the Shuttleworth Foundation | SABLE Accelerator Network

Mark Shuttleworth

First African in Space, founder of HBD Venture Capital and the Shuttleworth Foundation

Mark Shuttleworth is a South African entrepreneur with a love of technology, innovation,change and space flight. He was the first African in space in 2002.  He currently lives in London, where he is an active member of the Ubuntu community - working to create a universal, freely available high quality desktop software environment for everyone. He funds HBD Venture Capital, an investment company based in South Africa, along with The Shuttleworth Foundation, a non-profit organisation that accelerates social innovation in Africa with a particular focus on education.
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Laduma Ngxokolo The fashion designer taking his Xhosa heritage global | SABLE Accelerator Network

Laduma Ngxokolo

The fashion designer taking his Xhosa heritage global

Laduma Ngxokola is a South African from Xhosa ethnic group, whose colourful range of knitwear has lit up the catwalk. He developed a Xhosa-inspired collection of knitwear using traditional Xhosa beadwork, colours and motifs. He has showcased his work in Berlin, London, New York and Paris, and is continuing to impress and inspire the global market with his innovative designs.
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Greg Minnaar South Africa's World Downhill Mountain Biking Champ Inspired by Mandela | SABLE Accelerator Network

Greg Minnaar

South Africa's World Downhill Mountain Biking Champ Inspired by Mandela

Amid the cheering fans and jostling media, Greg Minnaar quietly touched the top of his helmet after winning his third world championship last year. It bore a large image of a smiling Nelson Mandela—a smile reflected in hundreds of fans who had just seen him defend his world downhill mountain bike title in his home country, against the odds and despite the extreme pressure of South African expectation.
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Siyamthanda 'Siya' Kolisi South African Rugby Union Footballer | SABLE Accelerator Network

Siyamthanda 'Siya' Kolisi

South African Rugby Union Footballer

Behind Siya Kolisi’s massive biceps and thundering tackles lies a remarkable story about rugby, the township and tragedy. It is the story of a new breed of South African hero.  This is where Siya Kolisi learned to play rugby. Dan QeQe stadium. Zwide township. Port Elizabeth… This is the proud home of African Bombers Rugby Football Club, and Siya Kolisi is glad to be back... Read "African Bomber: The True Story of Siya Kolisi" »

DION VON MOLTKE Driver of the APR Audi R8 GRAND-AM | SABLE Accelerator Network

DION VON MOLTKE

Driver of the APR Audi R8 GRAND-AM

Audi Motorsports driver Dion von Moltke has a great deal of pride in his South African heritage and strives to incorporate those values into all aspects of his life, including his career. In this Q&A session, learn more as he discusses how he began racing, his goals for his career, and why he will always call South Africa "home."
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SHAUN TOMPSON World Surfing Legend, Author and Entrepreneur | SABLE Accelerator Network

SHAUN TOMPSON

World Surfing Legend, Author and Entrepreneur

Tomson is a World Surfing Champion and is recognized in the South African Sports Hall of Fame as well as the U.S. Surfing Hall of Fame. In addition to his athletic success, Tomson has established himself as a successful entrepreneur. Since earning his degree in business administration and finance from the University of Natal, Tomson has established two successful clothing brands—Instinct and Solitude. He is also an author, speaker, and the writer and producer of Bustin' Down the Door, a documentary film. Based on his personal experiences in life and business, he has created a business philosophy based on his book, Surfer's Code: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding Through Life, which focuses on the impact that positive values can have on the way businesses connect, communicate, and collaborate. His philosophy has influenced and inspired many major brands, including General Motors, Google, and Disney.
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