Traveling to Entebbe and the Bussi Islands was a real highlight 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.
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.
Billy had the privilege of being invited by PPC Rwanda to train local community members how to turn cement bags into practical carry bags. It was fantastic to experience, to meet the local entrepreneurs, their enthusiasm hunger and commitment in creating some extra income for their family. Continue reading Rwanda visit→
Ever travelled in a Taxi or been on a long bus journey and your phone battery is depleted? We will go to a lot of trouble to charge our phones. Battery life in electronic devices is becoming a very important commodity. Continue reading Traxibar→
At an Gala Awards Ceremony hosted by the Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor, it was announced that Khaya Power had been selected from 10 finalists to represent South Africa at the International event in California.
More information @ http://www.dst.gov.za/index.php/media-room/communiques/1558-smes-excel-in-the-renewable-energy-sector
“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.
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.