Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Langa Online Newspaper
Explain your idea in details:
The objective of the business is simple, it is to entertain people with our writing. It is also to influence the thinking of the people of Langa and raise awareness about sensitive topics which we seek to exploit without fear of favor. It is to bring news that are relevant to our people and news which they can relate to. In addition, it is to cherish people who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments and people who continue to make Langa better. Furthermore, we want to make Langa Online an online institution that people can visit regularly to keep up to date with whats happening in the township. It is to make it parallel to Langa Online Newspaper as much as possible that when one speaks about Langa they simultaneously speak about Langa Online Newspaper. In addition, it is to bring the people of Langa together and unite them, so that we can be able to move them to a bright future with our INTENTIONAL, INFORMATIVE, PERSUASIVE & CHARMING WRITING. The activities that we want to partake in are the activities that will create hype around our newspaper. This will bring people to our online newspaper. The innovative approaches that we will use are different marketing strategies that will help local business generate income.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Our target is everyone that resides in Langa from the youth to our adults. We will accommodate everyone in the mentioned groups with our articles or stories. So our aim is to bring people to Langa Online and make sure they visit our website regularly. So our target is aimed at youth and adults, as well as making sure they visit our site. Our main target which will bring us income is advertising our local businesses on our site. Our success will measured through 3 things; the amount of people that visit our site, the demographics of the people that visit our site and the profits we make through providing a platform which our local business can advertise their specials or anything relevant to them.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The business will provide news that based on Langa township through writers, photographers, web designers and presenters. We will put this team together to bring quality news in a different way possible to our competitors. We will offer articles on entertainment, politics, sport and everything that is related to the Langa community. Our financing source will come from business that seek to advertise their business or upcoming events. It will also come from events that we will be holding as Langa Online Newspaper. We will also seek to expand Langa Online Newspaper beyond the newspaper idea after our brands reputation has been strongly established and many people are aware of it. My partner and I have attended and continue to attend business seminar where we meet other entrepreneurs and create working relationships with them. We we also collaborate with our local businesses and other residents to pursue other business opportunities that might arise. We will further collaborate with our local small business to expand their customer base.
My name is Colin Mkosi, my partner is Siphamandla Soxuza we are both 20 years old. I come from a family of 4 being the last born in the family. I have been allowed to think different and have a huge imagination and encouraged to believe what I imagine is true. I think that is why I am an entrepreneur that seeks to make my imagination a reality. What motivates me is reading books about other entrepreneurs and how they had turned their ideas into business that make profit. I am very hardworking and dedicated. I believe what you start should be something that you see true. And starting something is not implementing it but starting something begins in your mind.