Mzansi's entrepreneur claims the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award

By Drum Digital
03 January 2015

Khayelitsha entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani, owner of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, has won the 2014 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award in the Business/Entrepreneurial category.

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) programme each year honours 10 outstanding young people under the age of 40 who provide extraordinary service to their communities and through service, innovation, determination or revolutionary thinking create a positive impact on a local and global level.

Rani, who hails from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, told Fin24 in an earlier article about his nomination that he started his business out of the boot of his car ten years ago.

He grabbed a unique opportunity brought about by the education department's introduction of the Outcomes Based Education (OBE), which meant that teachers, who had never used computers before, suddenly had to learn how to use them.

The demand for computers and computer literacy was so great that Rani opened the first ever internet cafe in Khayelitsha with partners Nandipha Matshoba and Sigqibo Pangabantu.

Today Silulo consists of 32 stores around the country, spread across the Eastern and Western Cape.

Source: Fin24

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