A fantastic and memorable day was enjoyed on 6 November in the iconic Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, by over 1000 dynamic township entrepreneurs in celebration of the wonderful contribution they make towards their communities and the economy as a whole.
A special thank you must go to our sponsors which included Headline Sponsor, Spekko Rice and other sector sponsors such as Astral Poultry with Goldi Chicken, KOO tinned food, JTI, Heineken, Club 10, United National Breweries and Brand SA.
We would also like to thank the members of various trading forums such as Gauteng Liquor Forum (GLF), National Tourism and Hospitality Association (NTHA) and many others for coming out to celebrate their contribution to the community and the amazing individuals and entrepreneurs they are. Combined the sponsors and delegates made this event an enormous for making the event a massive success.
Guests enjoyed various exciting activations by sponsors, networking opportunities with potential partners and benefited from motivational and inspirational talks from industry leaders. Guests were also treated to a delicious meal prepared by the students of the Ndofaya Catering Academy, spoilt with loads of prizes and giveaways and delighted in the personal interaction with the many trade exhibitors on show.
An exciting addition to the event was the special section dedicated to small township entrepreneurs who were given the opportunity to market and display their products to the invited guests. The Township Entrepreneurs Summit provided the perfect environment for these small, owner-managed businesses from the community to access mentorship and business development opportunities.
A highlight of the event was the unveiling of the new-look Spotong magazine which included an increase in print run from 11500 to 15000 copies per quarter and an increase in size to accommodate more content sectors, and thus more relevant content for the Spotong reader. The new and improved Spotong magazine was distributed to each guest and was warmly welcomed by all.
Upon leaving the event the traders were all thrilled with the goody bag they received which included products and information from all sponsors.
Spotong remains the only exclusive township trade publication in the country and the changes not only reflect the relevance of the title but also the interest of corporate South Africa in this market and, more importantly, the unprecedented continual rise and growth of the township entrepreneur.
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