South Africa’s brightest young business minds

South Africa’s brightest young business minds

It’s no secret that South Africa is home to talented people across multiple industries. But when it comes to business studies, we’ve produced some notable business managers who have fast become some of the brightest entrepreneurs in the country. These people have proven that age is just a number when it comes to succeeding in the business realm:

Karidas Tshintsholo

This 20 year-old has established a name for himself as a serial entrepreneur. He launched a clothing brand, Push Ismokol in 2011. Working as a social enterprise, the brand hired several unemployed people to make clothing and caps. The name grew and so did its reputation with celebrities and news channels covering his story.

Ludwick Marishane

Named as one of the “Top 30 under 30 people that are changing the world” in 2013, by Time Magazine, Ludwick is no stranger to success. He invented “DryBath” at the age of 17 – a product that makes sanitation in impoverished areas possible. He is also the founder of Headboy Industries. He was quick to his file patent and this made him South Africa’s youngest patent filer.

Ezlyn Barends

She’s the Managing Director of Dad Fund, a non-profit with a goal to shape the futures of young leaders in South Africa. Ezlyn recently returned from doing her MBA in the United Kingdom and has been named one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans for 2014.

Tebogo Ditshego

He’s the Chief Executive Officer of Ditshego Media, a black-owned public relations company. Forbes Magazine named him as one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 for 2014, an impressive feat for any young person in business. His notable client list includes O.R. Tambo International Airport, Vodacom and beauty brand Justine.

Take the business world by storm

If you’ve got big dreams of making your mark on the business world, you need to have the right foundation. The IIE Varsity College is a brand of The Independent Institute of Education – a provider of private higher education that’s accredited by the British Accreditation council. For more on The IIE’s Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, please visit,