We’re about cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset within them, that will allow them to approach life in a solution-focused manner.

We’re about cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset within them, that will allow them to approach life in a solution-focused manner.

Who is a high impact, responsible entrepreneur?

Individuals of passion, integrity and innovation, who are at the forefront of the continuing economic and social transformation of South Africa. These individuals serve as ambassadors for the power of initiative, determination and excellence, acting as role models for many more to follow in their pioneering footsteps. They utilise their potential and the opportunities they have been afforded, to make a life-altering, positive impact on the world around them.

Why is it important to develop entrepreneurs?

  • Entrepreneurs create businesses and create value for society by solving problems.
  • Entrepreneurs are the primary catalyst for the vitally important function of job creation in South Africa.
  • Profitable and sustainable businesses contribute to South Africa’s economic growth and generate tax revenues to fund social and economic initiatives.

Who is a high impact, responsible entrepreneur?

Individuals of passion, integrity and innovation, who are at the forefront of the continuing economic and social transformation of South Africa. These individuals serve as ambassadors for the power of initiative, determination and excellence, acting as role models for many more to follow in their pioneering footsteps. They utilise their potential and the opportunities they have been afforded, to make a life-altering, positive impact on the world around them.

Why is it important to develop entrepreneurs?

  • Entrepreneurs create businesses and create value for society by solving problems.
  • Entrepreneurs are the primary catalyst for the vitally important function of job creation in South Africa.
  • Profitable and sustainable businesses contribute to South Africa’s economic growth and generate tax revenues to fund social and economic initiatives.

We’re about cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, that will allow our Programme Participants to approach life in a solution-focused manner.

- Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Programme Participant

The South African Ecosystem

Over 340 organisations provide entrepreneurship development support. The majority of these stakeholders implement interventions at supporting entrepreneurs at ideation through to the growth phase. Below is an indication of how these entities support and develop entrepreneurs. As part of driving entrepreneurship development from as early as possible in order to increase the pool of entrepreneurs available to support, the Foundation’s programmes provide support from pre-ideation to startup.

Allan Gray Philanthropic Entities

When Allan Gray established Allan Gray Proprietary Limited, it was with an eye to wealth creation – but not only for his clients. His aim was to enrich the greater South African community, too.

He has thus gone on to create several different philanthropic entities. The Entities share the joint challenge of addressing the unacceptable levels of poverty and unemployment in Southern Africa and have a fundamental purpose to foster responsible entrepreneurship for the common good, including the creation of employment opportunities.

Allan Gray Philanthropic Entities

He has thus gone on to create several different philanthropic entities. The Entities share the joint challenge of addressing the unacceptable levels of poverty and unemployment in Southern Africa and have a fundamental purpose to foster responsible entrepreneurship for the common good, including the creation of employment opportunities.

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