Freedom represents the liberty to follow the path one chooses, which includes an individual’s career path. Entrepreneurship is one such path, and since the first democratic election in 1994, South Africa has witnessed the rise of small businesses. This is according to Christo Botes, spokesperson of the 2015 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition, who says that economic activity in the country has experienced positive growth since 1994, with the country’s GDP almost tripling from $143.8bn in 1996 to $404.3bn1 in 2011, thereby improving opportunities available to entrepreneurs and small business. Whilst unpacking South Africa’s entrepreneurial journey more
About the EOY competition
The Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® awards aims to honour, benefit and uplift South African SMEs. The competition celebrates excellence in entrepreneurship, serving as an inspiration to others to succeed in the world of business.