A township inspiration: From a car boot to global recognition

Luvuyo Rani

There is no better inspiration for the country’s disenchanted youth than this one: while they had been waiting for government handouts in the form of supply tenders and jobs, their peer pulled his bootstraps and decided to chart his own course. From the boot of his old car, ten years ago Luyuyo Rani, started a phenomenal journey to global recognition.

The founder of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, a company specialising in abroad range of ICT solutions, has been nominated for an award by the Junior Chamber International in Germany in the category of business, economic and entrepreneurial accomplishment.

“It is a great honour to represent South Africa at the JCI World Congress in November in Leipzig, Germany. It is also a privilege to be one of the only two Africans nominated for the award,” says Rani.

The JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World programme honours 10 outstanding young people under the age of 40 each year. The individuals must exemplify the spirit of the JCI mission and provide extraordinary service to their communities. Whether through service, innovation, determination or revolutionary thinking, they must create positive impact on a local and global level.

The youngest of four boys, Rani was born in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. He did my primary and high school in Queenstown and continued further studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He did his post graduate studies at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

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