Empowering South Africa's Future Talents Through Inclusive and Social Entrepreneurship




    You are a young South African citizen coming from underserved communities of Cape Town and you have a business idea than can be set up in your living area ?


    Come and apply to Igalelo’s programme with the link above.


    Igalelo is an incubator that aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their creativity and talents into sustainable income. We focus on small community businesses so that entrepreneurs are able to set up a business of their own and eventually create jobs opportunities within the community.


    The programme is based on a 12 months pre-incubation methodology. It is free of charge and participants will be welcome for weekly workshops in the Alliance Francaise Building of Mitchell’s Plain. Through trainings, conferences and an access to the 1st network of green and social startups, you will not only learning basic skills of business creation but also connect with investors and partners.


    Join the new aspiring entrepreneurs generation and apply before August 31st !











  • Communities in South Africa are a pool of creative and talented individuals

    Igalelo - "Impact" in Zulu - was founded in South Africa in 2016 with the goal to expand economic opportunities for disadvantaged South African communities to participate in a vibrant, inclusive and diverse economy. Igalelo leverages social businesses and inclusive entrepreneurship as powerful tools to address major inequalities and promote social inclusion. We empower underserved communities struggling with poverty and turn their talents into sustainable income. We help aspiring entrepreneurs by fostering a widespread entrepreneurial culture within their communities. Our model promotes economic sustainability and long-term positive social impact through training and skills development.


    Igalelo is part of INCO, a global consortium that fosters a new generation of entrepreneurs building a new economy.










  • Building Opportunities For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    South Africa is one of the most stable and economically advanced countries in the African continent. Yet, South African youth faces growing social and economic challenges. Access to quality, livable jobs remains an unmet issue for countless South Africans who often feel discriminated against and excluded. As a nonprofit organization, Igalelo aims to close the opportunity gap through entrepreneurship and workforce development programs that provide South Africans with pathways to economic self-sufficiency.


    Achieving this mission requires a dual focus on:


    • Social Business: We focus our time and resources on businesses carrying out highly impactful projects within their communities.


    • Inclusive Entrepreneurship: We work with and for talented people who lack economic opportunities.


    Igalelo's mission is to close the opportunity divide in South Africa by providing youth with the skills, experience and support that empower them to reach their full potential.