eKasiLab Mohlakeng Launch

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Innovation Hub just launched a new eKasi Lab in the town of Mohlakeng, Randfontein. This marks the third lab they have opened thus far. eKasiLabs was established for the sole purpose of bridging the gap between young entrepreneurial innovators and spaces within their local communities where they can access services and facilities that are offered at Innovation Hub.

The initiative behind each eKasiLab is to promote entrepreneurship, community innovation, promote community development and skills in ICT, green manufacturing. The launch of Mohlakeng was a successful event, with the Honourable Premier David Makhura, MEC Lebogang Maile, MEC Barbara Creecy and the CEO of Innovation Hub McLean Sibanda was in attendance for the brand new facility. All its candidate entrepreneurs were in high spirits as they were excited to view their new space, which will be able to host up to 50 entrepreneurs.

“eKasiLab is a business incubation programme that provides support services to township entrepreneurs” Mclean Sibanda
In future, there is a commitment on a provincial level to “launch more of these facilities in Gauteng corridors namely eKasiLab Vaal and Sebokeng” The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency

This marks another achievement for The Innovation Hub, however also a huge building block for young vibrant entrepreneurs, who do not have to carry the burden of having to travel long distances in order to find a space where they can access facilities with computers, printers, Internet access and meeting rooms.