Foster a community of responsible entrepreneurs

The Foundation is of the firm belief that high impact responsible entrepreneurs will contribute to a positive economic, social and political change. The Foundation therefore identifies, selects, and invests in individuals that show potential greatness over the long-term through its Scholarship and Fellowship opportunities.

The Foundation's approach provides access to education and entrepreneurial development. Once formal education is completed the Foundation encourages work experience that compliments personal passion, purpose and skills development. It is the Foundation's hope that Fellows will then move into areas of influence where they will effect lasting change and positive impact.

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Are grittier individuals more successful? | By Teri Richter Origins and definition of Grit The concept of grit was popularised recently by Angela Lee Duckworth and is defined as the perseverance and passion for long-term goals.  Duckworth and Peterson (2007: p. 1087 – 1088[1]) is characterised by: “Strenuously working towards challenges Maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity and plateaus in progress.” […]

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Benefits of an Engaged Community | By: Teri Richter A key outcome in the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is the importance of creating a valued community for Allan Gray Beneficiaries. This is applicable to all three streams of the Foundation and is experienced slightly differently in the Scholarship, Fellowship and Association. The value of community The Foundation understands that to achieve greatness individuals must […]

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Circle Of Excellence Conference: Game On! | By Zimkhitha Peter In March this year, as the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation we hosted our Circle of Excellence (COE) conference. It’s...


GEC 2017 | By Fredell Jacobs For the very first time on African soil, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress arrived with a key message, “entrepreneurship, innovation...

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South Africa ranked one of Africa’s top entrepreneurial nations   March 2017: South Africa has been named one of sub-Saharan Africa’s entrepreneurial frontrunners, after a global report placed the...


The link between entrepreneurial intention and becoming an entrepreneur | By: Teri Richter Entrepreneurial intention is the internal motivation and positive perception of starting a business. Theoretically, it is understood that high...

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A burning desire to make an impact Lethabo Motswaledi always had a burning desire to live a life that made an impact. She might not have...

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