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Luvuyo Rani

Work Experience
2004 - Present CEO/ Co-Founder
Silulo Ulutho Technologies(Pty) Ltd
Support the organization's strategic alliances and partnership
Implement operational strategies as per the company’s Strategic Business Plan
Monitor and control the company’s performance and finances in accordance with the budget approved by the Board of Directors.
Liaise with Board Members and all relevant stakeholders regarding the company performance
Represent the company at industry associations and outside committees
Plan and monitor progress of projects scheduled on the Business Plan’s Action Plan
Ad hoc duties as allocated by the Board of Directors

2001 - 2004 Teacher – Accounting & Business Economics
KwaMfundo Secondary School

1998 - 2000 Credit Controller
Edcon Group

Leadership Activities and Awards
2016 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the year Award.
2015 Recipient of Honorary Degree from Tsiba Education
2014 JCI Outstanding Young Person in the World
Chosen to be part of the brand SA Play campaign
2011 Winner of the National Productivity Award
Selected as an Endeavour Global Entrepreneur
2009 National 2nd Runner up of SAB Kick-Start Award
2008 Regional winner of SAB Kick-Start Award in the Western Cape
2nd runner-up in the SMME Awards for the Service Business Sector
2007 Cape Times/KPMG Editors Award (Award for business excellence)
1st runner-up in Velociti (run by CTI)

Professional Affiliation

2016 – Present Komani Development Foundation – Director
2015 – Present FalseBay College – Council Member
2015 – Present Zibonele FM – Board Member (Treasury)
2013 – Present Mixit Reach – Trustee Member
2016-2016 The Clothing Bank – Board Member
2012 – Present USB – Committee member of Small Business Academy
2011 – 2015 Phillipi Village Business Place – Board Member
2010 – Present Ikasi Business Network – Founder and Chairman


2006 Associate in Management
UCT Graduate School of Business – Cape Town

2004 BTech – Business Administration
Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Cape Town
Labour Relations and Law, Human Resource Management, Management Information System, Fundamentals of Accounting, Production and Purchasing Management, Financial Accounting Aspects, Principles of Economics, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Management Economics, Management Practice .
2002 BTech – Commerce and Education
Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Cape Town
Business Management, Economics, Business Didactics, Theory of Education, Education Management, Research Methodology, Science of Education.

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Silulo Ulutho Technologies
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For-profit Social Enterprise
Digital Communications; Entrepreneurship; Information Technology
South Africa
Areas of Impact

Silulo Ulutho Technologies

Established inside townships and poor communities in South Africa, Silulo provides educational and entrepreneurship opportunities through a franchising model. Silulo started in 2004 by selling refurbished computers and soon expanded to information technology (IT) training and servicing. The branches also offer services such as CV writing and employment advice aligned with Silulo’s “one stop shop” philosophy.

Silulo has 33 operational branches in and around the townships of the Eastern and Western Cape employing 132 staff. Of those 33 branches, seven are franchised and are run by former graduates of Silulo’s IT training programme. Silulo has become a well-recognized brand inside and outside the townships. In the last eight years, 25,000 students completed the 6-month IT training, receiving an accredited certificate; 80% of the students were women. The courses are offered on a fee basis but are reasonably priced, and even the most deprived are able to attend due to special grants offered by the South African government.

More than 50% of Silulo’s students have found regular employment. Silulo has successfully partnered with companies like Tsiba, Microsoft and Vodacom in order to refer job seekers. Silulo is the only service provider of its kind in the townships and is deeply embedded in the communities it serves and operates in. It has helped to lift thousands of families out of poverty and provides business opportunities through its franchise model.


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