Through strategic partnerships and initiatives like the Consumer Dealer Program and Supplier Development Programs, Telkom FutureMakers is transforming the business landscape, fostering local businesses, and creating a brighter future for communities across the nation
“I’ve seen myself grow in leaps and bounds”

The People

Minky Cele - Gulfstream Power On Franchisee (30 sec)

Minky's venture with Gulfstream, delivering fuel to Telkom, marks rapid business growth. Her experience reflects the potential for SMEs to thrive with the right support, highlighting a future filled with opportunities and expansion.

Sithembiso Mpehle Digital Precinct Producer,Tshimologong (30 Sec)

Sithembiso, enhancing South Africa's gaming industry with Telkom FutureMakers, empowers SMEs through infrastructure and technical support. This collaboration showcases the growth of gaming studios, emphasizing the role of tech hubs in advancing the digital landscape.

Mahlatse Tolamo - Manager, 22 on Sloane (30 Sec)

Mahlatse's initiative with Telkom to host hackathons supports startups from conception to scale, emphasizing the importance of funding and capacity building. This partnership illustrates a hands-on approach to nurturing entrepreneurship and personal growth.

Homolang Tyrene Marule CEO of Attrybute Graphics (60 Sec)

Homolang's journey from animation enthusiast to game developer showcases the impact of Telkom’s support. Winning a hackathon and developing 'FatPatJoe,' he exemplifies growth through learning, underlining the importance of nurturing talent for business sustainability

Phineas Nkuna - Telkom Shop Owner in Soweto (60 Sec)

In Soweto, Phineas leverages the Telkom's FutureMakers program, transforming connectivity into community empowerment. He navigates challenges with resilience, employing local youth and inspiring entrepreneurship, embodying the spirit of community upliftment.

Dr Mmaki Jantjies - Group Executive: Innovation & Transformation Office at Telkom SA (60 Sec)

Dr. Jantjies leads FutureMakers Department at Telkom, fostering SMME growth and innovation. Her vision nurtures a symbiotic relationship between Telkom and community enterprises, highlighting the transformative power of agility and long-term partnerships in the ICT sector.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

The Story

Telkom's FutureMakers initiative stands at the forefront of innovation and community empowerment in South Africa. It nurtures a close bond between the company and local communities through several key programs. The Consumer Dealer Program, for instance, empowers businesses like that of Phineas Nkuna in Soweto, providing them with the tools to meet their community's connectivity needs. Similarly, the Supplier Development Programs support emerging businesses in navigating the capital-intensive market, partnering with companies like Gulfstream Energy to address broader economic demands.

The initiative also champions education and technology through hackathons and digital tech hubs, offering entrepreneurs and startups vital platforms for showcasing their ideas. Organizations like Saturated and Tsimologong benefit from these opportunities, receiving coaching and support that foster their growth. FutureMakers extends beyond mere business support; it's a commitment to sustainable growth, empowering local businesses to innovate and contribute meaningfully to South Africa's economy. This approach demonstrates Telkom's dedication to nurturing a connected future, where businesses grow in tandem with their communities, driving economic development and ensuring widespread access to technology.

The Gallery

Minky Cele, Power On Franchisee at Gulfstream
Minky Cele, Power On Franchisee at Gulfstream
Tshimologong Digital Precinct, sponsored by Telkom FutureMakers
Tshimologong Digital Precinct, sponsored by Telkom FutureMakers
Brandon Nkabinde, Founder of Black Labs
Brandon Nkabinde, Founder of Black Labs
Ameen Kiefer, Sales Manager at Gulfstream and supplier to Telkom
Ameen Kiefer, Sales Manager at Gulfstream and supplier to Telkom
Mamello Mofokeng, Co-founder of Saturated
Mamello Mofokeng, Co-founder of Saturated
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