Siyabuddy announced winner of WEDF 2019 Young Social Entrepreneurs pitching competition.


The winner of the World Export Development Forum 2019 Young Social Entrepreneurs pitching competition, held in November, was Siyabuddy of South Africa. Siyabuddy beat off competition from social start-ups from Cameroon, Ethiopia and Guinea to take the grand prize of $5,000 in seed funding provided by the International Trade Centre.

Siyabuddy, a recycling and waste management company based in Steenbok Village, won the panel of judges over with the quality of its pitch, its social impact on poor people through employment creation and for presenting a business model that can easily be replicated. Siyabuddy is currently developing a system to commercialize the use of...

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