Anglo American’s enterprise development arm, Zimele, has not only invested R655 million to support more than 1,200 small businesses that created 23,000 jobs, it has also transformed its own supply chain to offer sustained business opportunities to the small businesses through its own core business operations. This is an excellent example of doing inclusive business that at one maximizes social benefits and optimises profits.
Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, has consistently proven that focused leadership and hard work can change the way that the civil service works for citizens. Her skilled determination and cross-border sensibility is expected to drive a new approach to citizen-focused governance and nose-to-the-grind development work for African progress through integration.
The rich and poor young people in enke: Make Your Mark, a youth-driven education and entrepreneurship organisation, are challenging the barriers of inequality in South Africa by voluntarily doing something to bridge the glaring social and economic divides. These inspired young people are igniting an entrepreneurial spirit of action for self-generated progress amongst young people.
The former prime minister of Lesotho, despite his party having won more parliamentary seats than others, accepted the opposition party coalition taking over the government of Lesotho because he believed that peace and stability in the country is more important than him being the prime minister or who gets jobs as ministers. As prime minister, he worked tirelessly to stabilize Lesotho and build a culture of political inclusion.