For an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship activist in South Africa, the opportunities that you seek are the opportunities that set you apart. In order to ensure that your opportunities are not lost and that they can materialize, you need to be in the right place and at the right time, with the right calibre and quality of people. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has never failed to be that platform for me.

My journey with the Forum started in 2013 when I was inducted as a Global Shaper, becoming part of a network of hubs around the world developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

Being part of this network has opened the door to the rest of the world. If I am trying to conduct business in a country that I am not familiar with, there is always a Global Shaper, Young Global Leader or someone from the Forum that is able to facilitate the necessary introductions — and possibly be a strategic partner with me to ensure ease of doing business in that area.

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