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Week 11: Awakening Emerging Communities with Luvuyo Rani

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Creating an IT revolution in township and rural areas of Southern Africa

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Week 11: Awakening Emerging Communities with Luvuyo Rani

  1. 1. Doing business in the townships. Luvuyo Rani 04 May 2015
  2. 2. Vision/Mission Vision – To pioneer the technology experience in emerging communities across South Africa Mission -Empowering people in these communities to be part of the digital movement by bringing technological services closer to their doorsteps and affording them the opportunities to seek employment, start businesses, learn and connect with friends and family, while experiencing service like no other in the comfort of their own communities.
  3. 3. Our Offering Business Services (Internet Café) Computer Training Academy Computer Sales and After Service IT Support Mobile Support
  4. 4. The Silulo Journey Phase I •WC:18 Stores Phase II •EC: 14 Stores
  5. 5. Impact  Computer literacy – Over 20,000 graduates  Employees turned into entrepreneurs and managers -5% Start their own businesses  Jobs created – 50% of students find employment in call centers, retail stores, data capturers and municipalities.  Job placement of Silulo graduates both within Silulo and with other companies – 50% of our staff are our own graduates  Upliftment of community members - Convenience  Bridging the technological gap between the townships and society  Contribute to the economic development of South Africa as a modern century nation  Greater Capital – Social Impact assessment
  6. 6. Milestones MIC SETA: NQF Level 3 Accreditation Microsoft Academy: A+ and Certification Strategic Partnerships with Vodacom, Microsoft, Mweb Doing Learnerships with Dept of Labour and MIT SETA 140 staff members.
  7. 7. Significant Achievements • Productivity Award •KPMG and Cape Times • SAB •Africa Awards •Endeavour Global Entrepreneur •Brand SA •Selected as one of 2014 Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World
  8. 8. Lessons learned from doing business in the townships Importance of partnerships and leveraging on partnerships Work well with stakeholders and structures in the community For the business to succeed we employed local people Build a credible brand that everyone will want to work with There is an abundance of opportunities in the townships
  9. 9. Franchising • Started with 5 franchises this year • Would like to have 100 stores by end of 2017 • Looking for funding to fund the franchise through grant/loans and franchise development • Would like to be in most township and rural areas of South Africa
  10. 10. Thank You To contact Silulo : Website : www.silulo.com Email: info@silulo.co.za Facebook : Silulo Ulutho Technologies Twitter: Silulo_Ulutho Telephone : 021- 361 3212