INNOVATE™ SOUTH AFRICA celebrates South African success stories

Nelson Mandela famously said, “It is in your hands to make a better world for all who live in it.” In keeping with this sentiment Global Village Publishing Inc. is proud to launch the inaugural edition of INNOVATE™ South Africa, a premium 380-page coffee-table book and web series showcasing South Africa’s innovators, innovations, thought leaders, companies, and individuals making a positive difference across our country.


INNOVATE™ South Africa is one of the biggest collaborative marketing efforts in South Africa, showcasing stories of success, determination, and grit that make the country a hub of innovation and attractive to investors across the globe. The book shines a spotlight on a multitude of industries, organizations, NGOs, individuals, and government, all working towards a common goal and celebrating the country’s continually expanding innovation ecosystem.


From large corporates like Discovery, Sasol, Tiger Brands, and Nedbank to innovation enablers like The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, Yiedi, EOH, and TIA (Technology Innovation Agency), the book tells the inspiring stories of how these and many other organizations rise to the top of their game, making a positive difference and ensuring the daily lives of South African’s are consistently improved. We spotlight several success stories, including Sasol’s green hydrogen projects set to transform the South African energy economy; the flaming heart of Nando’s; Wesgro’s rebuilding of the Western Cape’s business sector; CiTi’s (Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative) mission to build a more inclusive society through technology and innovation; Aggreko’s pioneering greening of the mining industry; how the Sharks Rugby Union is innovating to strengthen the sport for tomorrow; Inc.Africa’s vision to help business builders achieve their goals; Daily Maverick’s irreverent voice in speaking truth to power; and take in the social innovation driving Baz-Art’s urban creations.


We share essential lessons, strategies, and messages from leading change-makers like Discovery’s founder Adrian Gore, Dr. Alistair Mokoena of Google for South Africa, Nwabisa Mayema (The Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship South Africa), Kieno Kammies (Co-Founder of Innovation City Cape Town), Khensani Nobanda of Nedbank Group, and Mike Abel of M&C Saatchi Group South Africa amongst many others.


Readers can download Global Village Publishing Inc.’s Augmented Reality app for a deeper, more immersive experience through exclusive videos from our showcased innovators and innovations. 


A 3D NFT of this book will also be made available, making this one of the first truly interactive books on the blockchain.


Limited quantities of the INNOVATE™ South Africa book are available for purchase and make for excellent additions to any library or executive reception, as well as gifts for those passionate about South Africa and its beautiful people.


INNOVATE™ South Africa is the latest addition to the rapidly-growing INNOVATE™ Series, which is fast becoming a global movement. For more information, please contact Sue at [email protected].

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