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123tutors is an award-winning youth-led EdTech startup. What makes 123tutors unique is that they use custom tech to improve the match between struggling students and vetted, reliable tutors. From humble beginnings with 1 tutor in 2017, 123tutors has grown to over 3000 tutors across South Africa and over 10000 hours of tutoring booked to date. 123tutors mainly help university students get specific tutors as opposed to generic tutors from different institutions. The startup was founded by Aaron Bornmann and co-founded by Joseph Nyamariwata.
Baaa Health is on a mission to change the narrative of healthy eating by making healthy food more accessible to the mass market with an emphasis on using foods that are familiar to the south african palet. We are doing this by partnering with small scale farmers to produce delicious, healthy food and beverages including Juices, smoothies and energy balls. Since our inception in 2017 we have grown our product range and our reach. We are available on our online store www.baaahealth.com, at restaurants and cafes, as well as at selected Foodlovers and Spar stores through both direct sales and distributors.
Creamed with Love sells premium homemade ice creams, cupcakes and cakes. The business was launched on September 1st, 2020. It was founded by Thando and Siyanda Mvimbeli. Thando is a dentist. Therefore, all the products are intentionally not too sweet. We pride ourselves in the texture, richness and reduced sugar quantity of the products. Our ice creams are packaged in premium and unique tubs. We currently have four exciting ice cream flavours, namely, Matcha Almond, Butterscotch Cappuccino, Vanilla and Chai. Soon we will be launching our sugar-free ice cream product line. We engage with all our customers to offer a bespoke customer experience by ensuring that the cupcakes and cakes are personalised to meet their needs and make any occasion extra special. We do not have an actual brick and mortar shop, thus operating solely online. Our customers order online, and we deliver in most parts of Gauteng.
The Food Truck Takeout is a food trailer that sells food in a different and elegant style, a mobile restaurant. We do fine dining top notch dishes from the trailer. We cater for all kinds of functions and sell food and day to day bases around Soweto. We bringing restaurant elegant style to the people and we serve them in a mobile food trailer.
Kairos Leplanka was founded in 2018 by Nikki Shabangu- Petrus. It is an eco-jewellery company that crafts personalised middle to high end wooden timepieces and accessories. The products are handcrafted with ancient sustainable wood, steel and 100% genuine leather amongst other materials. From paper to 3D. From idea to prototype. From vision to reality. Through the leveraging of technology, watchmaking, nature and our creative streak, we take our customers through a journey of expressing their innermost thoughts and sentiment through a piece of wood. The company is aptly named to represent timeliness, appropriateness, decorum, symmetry, balance—awareness of the rhetorical situation and the circumstances that open moments of opportunity. Leplanka speaks to the everyday creativity of our people, their love for nature, tradition and adventure.
We are Lifeway Imphatho Brands (Pty) Ltd A 100% black owned food brand and beverage entity. We are founders and producers of Loxion Fruits.
A juice brainchild which started in the streets of Dobsonvile between two guys ba se Kasi coming together with an entrepreneurial spirit carrying a vision that was inspired and motivated by a passion for business in the beverage industry and food. Loxion fruits is a 100% fruit juice blend that tells a juice story of a Kasi drinking culture, in which a need existed to deliver a vibrant fruity juice taste that tells a story of its people, culture, and tradition while activating the love for juice. Loxion Fruits offers a fresh juice approach for households and on the go, for those crabbing ama Kota the Kasi food taste, and everyone on the daily go looking for a preferred unique fruity 100% fruit blend tasting experience while adding value to your beverage drinking needs.
Get your essentials delivered with a local pharmacy for FREE! PharmaGo is a mobile app that allows you to connect with your local pharmacy at your fingertips. Choose to shop for dispensary items or upload a script with your medical aid details and let the pharmacy do the rest. Our user friendly and interactive app helps you navigate through your transaction with ease. Driver partners are on standby to deliver your order quickly and efficiently. PharmaGo offers free delivery on all orders countrywide along with same day or next day delivery. PharmaGo is a proudly South African youth startup empowering local business and your support would allow for an increase in employment opportunities in the pharmacy, distribution, and delivery space. Skip the social distancing and shop with South Africa’s leading pharmacy delivery service. Find us on Google Play & Apple App Store. Ready, Set PharmaGo!
Reslocate is the virtual friend to every young person in South Africa looking for student accommodation, being only one swipe away on their Smartphone. Our App is user-friendly and effecient, and is always up to date with all the latest data pertaining to property. With this, we are able to offer convenience and peace of mind, ensuring that the Accomodation part is taken care of, giving students ample time to focus on their studies. In short, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got your back. We’ve got a Place for you.
Samson’s Oil is a new company that provides grooming solutions for men in South Africa. We’re mainly known for producing beard oil but in addition to that we also offer beard wash, wooden combs, soap and beard butter. Our goal from the first day was to change the way society views men and to break all the beard stereotypes. In order to do this, we needed to unite a community of beards-men, provide education & inspiration, and offer class leading products. Amazingly, self-investment can start with a simple grooming routine and ultimately lead to a better world.
SOBAE started as a self funded company jointly owned by a couple Thula Ndema and Thato Mbongeni Masondo. The company was established Spring 2017 with the love of exploring the city, cycling and inspiration from the fruit vendors, seeing the vendors creating fruit and veggie wastage. This mission became central to us. SOBAE is an exciting company with a unique approach to health guilt free desserts, enjoy hand crafted smooth sorbets made from 100 percent fruit and veggies infused with rich herbs and spices. We offer natural, seasonal flavours combinations and South african inspired sorbets flavours from, watermelon & black pepper, pumpkin chai spice and strawberry ginger. We are currently based in Victoria Yards, Johannesburg. We offer other services like bulk orders for restaurants, pop up store, private events and corporate events. Follow us on Instagram for any enquiries.
The Squared Experience is a private chef company that specializes in fine dining and creating restaurant experiences in the comfort of your own home/venue. We deliver exceptional service from the kitchen to the table. We take the fuss out of hosting and having to worry about cooking for your guests. We take you and your guests on a fine dining culinary journey that won’t be forgotten. An experience like no other, thats what we create. Food is what we do. The Squared Experience is who we are.
We are an innovative, ‘clean-beauty’ make-up brand that specializes in Hand-Made Custom Color Cosmetics. We make tailor-made lipsticks, which are made according to the client’s preference from color/shade creation, choosing the finish (matte, shimmer etc.), deciding on a desired scent and naming the lipstick. Our aim is to be an all-inclusive beauty brand that helps to shatter beauty stereotypes and embrace people’s uniqueness and differences while taking a clean approach to beauty. Hence our tag line ‘BeYoutiful’. We created a platform that allows individuals the opportunity to define beauty in their own terms and not have to conform to conventional beauty standards by creating color cosmetics for them, by them! We are Vegan and Organic. We achieve this by utilizing finely sourced organic butters, waxes, and oils as well as colorants (micas) from all over Africa to create our Custom Lipsticks as well as all our other lip care products.
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