A vibrant networking session was hosted by Safari at Denlyn for a number of entrepreneurs from Mamelodi together with the latest Denlyn Star finalists. The 19 year old Howard Zondo, young author, public speaker and talent‐preneur who is an advocate of black consciousness motivated these entrepreneurs. He grew up in Mamelodi and is evidence that struggles, instead of pulling you down, can be turned into symbols of hope. His message echoes that hardship, instead of bringing separation, can connect people in their communal goal to seek better lives. Professionals from Safari Investments shared their business advice with the young entrepreneurs with topics on motivation, branding, social media, and legal aspects in the business world.From this networking session also came the establishment of a new entrepreneurial forum and Whatsapp support group for entrepreneurs in Mamelodi.
Since its establishment the forum organized a Wedding Expo giving local entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their products at Denlyn. An Authors Club is now being established for young upcoming authors wanting to publish their own books. These writers will use Denlyn as a platform to showcase their talent but will also be giving back to the community by reading to young ones on a Saturday morning to encourage love for books and education. If you want to join the network please make contact with Denlyn’s Centre Manager, Clifford Modishane at clifford@safari‐investments.com