RISE Academy and U-PARTY’s exclusive break up event

On Saturday the 6th December we had some of U-PARTY’s promoters over to a special event to both thank them for their participation in and introduce them to the Social Media Campaign which RISE is set to run in January. A great DJ kept the energy up all evening and we had two celebrities drop in, Lee-Roy Wright and El Broide. A photo booth kept us all entertained and it was a great ice breaker which set us up for a night of mingling and meeting new people. The good food, great company and silliness aside, we were delighted with...

Siyabulela Xuza – An SA entrepreneurial success story

As South African’s we like to think we have many bright, talented stars among us – in this case we have an actual planet. Siyaxuza is the name of a planet thanks to Lincoln Laboratory who got the inspiration for this name from a young South African superstar. Siyabulela Xuza, born in Mthatha had a love for science and pursued his passions after school hours… in his mother’s kitchen to be exact. He developed a new and improved rocket fuel which quickly gave his name traction in scientific circles. Thanks to this success Siya was awarded a scholarship to study...

Why SA needs more young entrepreneurs

It’s no secret that SA is struggling with a very high unemployment rate which seems to continually escalate. With no reason to expect a sudden future abatement of this trend, policy measures at a governmental level have been created to assist job creation. The weightiest of such a policy set has been the National Development Plan (NDP) released in late 2011. The NDP outlines the goals that SA would like to achieve by 2030 and then describes a policy combination that, if correctly followed, will steer the country towards our development goals. What I found most interesting about the NDP...

RISE Launch

On the 20th of September 2014, Holy Rosary School was the proud host of a U-PARTY and the RISE Academy launch. Over 600 teenagers dressed in true SA fashion, too trendy for words, came to be entertained by DJs, Locnville and the X-Static dance crew whilst meeting new people and being inspired by the vision of RISE. With the entertainment and company we had, not even the rain and hail could dampen the spirits of the crowd. The downpour only heightened the excitement of the crowd and some good old-fashioned dancing in the rain took place in the first of the...