Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Arushka Bugwandeen on doing business a little differently

Over the last few weeks I have had the privilege of profiling several Allan Gray Fellows, young men and women who have graduated from the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s Fellowship Programme. You may remember the pieces I did on Akosua Koranteng, Douglas Hoernle and Kholofelo Moyaba. These Fellows have all gone on to start making their mark in the entrepreneurial and working worlds. My interactions with each of them have left me in awe and at times breathless at all they’ve already achieved. Mostly though I’ve walked away inspired, convinced anew that persistence pays off and that it will always be worth pursuing big dreams albethey different dreams as my most recent profile reveals. (more…)


Akosua’s courageous hope for Africa

Let Akosua Koranteng speak to you about Africa.  Don’t expect a lashing of fervorous rhetoric about the ‘Renaissance of Africa’ or ‘Africa Rising’. Instead prepare to hear the measured tones of a woman who knows where she comes from, where she is going and what she is courageously committing to in order to get there. Akosua is a woman who understands the deep complexity of Africa’s plight and its potential. She also understands that her heritage and destiny are inextricably linked to this continent.Akosua-Koranteng 2 (more…)

A high-speed freight train life

Doug HoernleListening to Douglas Hoernle share his journey is like climbing aboard a high-speed freight train; you are at once aware of its weighty cargo and the speed at which it’s moving. Doug is a driven and highly motivated young man who is always on the move and always busy with a next big venture. (more…)

Humble beginnings for app developer


As a schoolboy in Sheshego, Kholofelo Moyaba used his love of art and poetry to make some extra money. He made greeting cards and birthday cards on request and on special occasions, like Valentine’s Day or Mothers’ Day. He would make them in bulk and sell them for 50c each. He wasn’t aware of it then, but these were the beginnings of a future shaped for creative and entrepreneurial thinking. (more…)