Luvuyo Rani

My entrepreneurial spirit was nurtured from a young age growing up in Queenstown,
South Africa and I founded Silulo Ulutho Technologies in 2004. The award winning IT
services company now has over 46 stores in townships and rural areas in the Western,
Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, 220 full-time staff members, and 18 franchisees. None
of this would have been possible without the support of my mother, and the opportunity
to complete my BTech Degree in Commercial Education – Economics and obtain a
degree at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT); and the Associate in
Management (AIM) Certificate from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of
Business; and later the Leadership for System Change: Delivering Social Impact at Scale
Certificate from Harvard Kennedy School of Business. I’m motivated by a desire to
empower township and rural communities by connecting them to the world of technology;
and have worked tirelessly to achieve this. So I was incredibly honoured to be named
one of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) in the category
of business, economics and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment; to be featured in Forbes
Magazine’s March in 2014; and the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the year
in 2016.

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