South Africa

The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa is an initiative of Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group.

What we do

The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa focuses on providing aspiring entrepreneurs who have started a business with the skills, opportunities and inspiration they need to succeed.

Our programs are designed to help businesses develop and grow and, in turn stimulate the economy. We do not provide funding but assist entrepreneurs with access to networks, knowledge, resources and markets.

Discover more about what we do

New entrepreneurs intake is open.

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Our picks

South Africa

Andre Adlem

“My business is built with the sweat of passionate dedication.” Andre grew up in a very conservative Afrikaans household in an eastern suburb of Johannesburg. His parents worked for local…

Marina le Roux

Marina le Roux, an entrepreneur at the Branson Centre, has come full circle with her life and in opening MobiGym is helping others to do the same. After a fairly…

Teboho Mafodi

“The measure of a man is not how many times you fall, but how many times you pick yourself up.” Teboho Mafodi’s entrepreneurial journey began when he and a friend…

Shingai Nyagweta

Shingai Nyagweta, founder of KuNa kids Clothing is the only creative member in her family. Coming from an academic family it is surprising to hear that her mother has been…

Ntshantsha Tafeni

Ntshantsha Tafeni, Managing Director and founder of Yivani is no stranger to brand management. She has had experience in the marketing industry, new product development, communications and Human Resources. Her…

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Nici Boswell

“Start with what you enjoy, what inspires you and what you understand better than most.”