KASIRADAR AND LADIES IN BUSINESS NETWORK (LBN)
The vibrant bi-monthly fleamarkets at Atlyn Shopping Centre over the past year has been hosted by the Ladies in Business Network, consisting mainly of female entrepreneurs residing in Atteridgeville and surrounding areas. They partnered with Rewatu’s (KasiRadar) and Safari Investments to offer its +1200 members an opportunity to take their businesses to the next level. Kasiradar is an online market that was created to provide LBN members as well as other Kasi brands with a solution that will not only add value to their businesses, but also expand their client base nationally. Kasiradar offers a convenient and flexible online shopping experience for customers to support their favourite local brands. A Kasiradar magazine will also be launched to serve as a catalogue to attract shoppers to their online platform. It became clear that LBN members need a drop off and pick up point for their customers. Safari Investments was delighted to offer space at Nkomo Village for a central collection point for the Kasiradar customers and for LBN to operate Kasiradar from. This initiative was launched on 11 February 2023 and we know it will grow from strength to strength as we take hands and stand together in support of our local small businesses.
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, Sipho Manamela at email@example.com