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Traveling to Entebbe and the Bussi Islands was a real highlightimg_20161205_163415 of the year. The Khaya Cooker, Khaya Oven , Traxibars and the cellphone charger for motorcycles was putt to the test in the local Community. We could see the real need and use of the products in Uganda. The hard work lies ahead to  market , manufacture and distribute the products. Thanks Johan for taking me to Uganda it was very special.

We Hope to  role out the first Fitment-centers/ Kiosk soon from where local trained entrepreneurs can sell, fit and distribute Khaya power products.

GEC 2017



Khaya power has earned a spot @ GEC 2017. The “Traxibar” as a startup concept has made on the final list of startups in South Africa to show Africa and the world the new innovation. Exited and proud to have made it so far.

Thanks to Seaafrica  for supporting the “Traxibar” concept.

SA Innovation Summit

New Picture (13)KHAYA POWER entered the FAABulous Power Appliance into Inventor Garage competition and was one of 15 innovations showcased at the event.

Billy was able to demonstrate the multi-function device at both the Summit itself as well as the Maker Faire at the Cape Town Waterfront last week.

We were also excited to learn that we won a 3rd prize at the competition and a design accolade winning us a day of consulting with the SABS Design Institute.


Khaya Power finalist in GCIP Cleantech Open

About_us_image_small “The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) for SMEs is a global initiative with the goal of promoting clean technology innovation and supporting Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. The GCIP is a United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) initiative, hosted and jointly implemented in South Africa by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA).Based on the successful Cleantech Open Accelerator, the initiative aims to spur local innovations in energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste beneficiation, and water efficiency; maximizing every participant’s chances of being successful in the programme and raising their probability of achieving sustainable commercial success

Khaya Power has qualified as a finalist for the South African Program under Renewable Energy with their efficient Biomass Stove called the FAABulous.

“We are truly excited about this opportunity” says Dave Lello. “Not only does this give us an opportunity to show off our technology but also includes an intensive accelerator program which allows us to get to grips with how our product will fit into our target market” .

“Already the webinars have helped us sharpen our focus and objectives” he added.

Buffalo City Franchise Expo

Franchise Expo
Billy Hadlow Meets MEC Sakhumzi Somyo

Khaya Power participated in the inaugural Buffalo City Franchise Expo with the aim to boost the Metro’s economy. The expo was also held to showcase successful franchise businesses and opportunities for franchisees in the province.

We were one of 50 exhibitors and more than 200 visitors expected on each day.

Seminars on the two day expo included topics on:

  • How to build a successful franchise brand;
  • The best franchise practices in South Africa;
  • How to run a newly bought franchise business;
  • Proven franchise strategies for success; and
  • How to transform a business into a successful franchise.

Speaking at the Launch on Wednesday 12 November, City manager Andile Fani said that the Metro is expecting a huge number of aspiring business people to invest in the city and start new businesses. MEC for Economic Development, environmental Affairs and Tourism Sakhumzi Somyo also added that the expo is a great platform for aspiring and established businesses to invest in other types of businesses including franchising.