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There is only one solution to South Africa’s devastating, society-breaking unemployment figures: more jobs.

Those jobs will have to come from entrepreneurs, and small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The Waterfront has long been committed to enterprise development. The most recent Economic Impact Report (2020) showed a real growth of 6,2% over the previous year in development enterprise, with turnover growing in five years from R139 million to R375 million.

With about half our 800 tenants being small businesses, our approach to enterprise development is responsive to emerging needs, both in our supply chain and across our precinct. Our support is built on the foundation of relationships and partnerships, and has market access at its heart. We also have programmes in place to support the most vulnerable and grassroots entrepreneurs.

SOLVE amplifies this work through agile interventions where particular areas of challenge have been identified, including:

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What do we mean, the food system is broken?

...And is there anything you and I can do towards fixing it? Most people, when they think about food, don’t think about it as a

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There's treasure in the trash

It's going to take time before humankind course-corrects its relationship with plastic. So what can we do with our piles of plastic waste in the

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Wastepreneur innovations launch

In February this year, SOLVE was thrilled to announce that against stiff competition, The Litterboom Project had won our inaugural Plastics Innovation and Circularity Challenge.

Together, we can solve towards extraordinary.