iLembe Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism




The iLembe Chamber’s 7th annual The Entrepreneur programme and competition was launched on Thursday, the 18th of May 2017. The aviation-themed launch, complementing the branding of the competition, was also used as an opportunity to welcome Semcorp Siza Water as a new partner in the programme. Sembcorp joined long-standing partners Airports Company SA KSIA, Enterprise iLembe and the North Coast Courier.

Good luck to all !!!


  1. Complete and submit this application form (also see reverse side) before the 23rd of June 2017.
    – Scan and email to 
    – OR fax it to 086 666 1164
    – OR drop it at the ilembe Chamber Offices, The Quarter, 1Stewart Drive,Ballito. Late or incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified.
  2. All applications received will be reviewed against the selection criteria. Interviews may be conducted to select the finalists that will participate in The Entrepreneur 2017 competition and programme.
  3. Selected business owners are required to participate in a 12 week entrepreneurial development programme endorsed by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and USA-based Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology (MIT), which include tuition and mentorship. The programme will commence on 15 July and will run until 27 October 2017.
  4. Competition winners will be judged on the perceived potential of their businesses,programme participation and attendance as well as the content of the business plan submitted.
  5. Finalists that complete the programme will be offered the opportunity to showcase their businesses at The Entrepreneur 2017 Exhibition where the winners of the competition will be announced.
  6. The winners of the ilembe Programme will be required to compete,at a provincial level,against the winners of other Chambers of Commerce in KZN,should the provincial programme be presented.
  7. Prize money will take the form of business development funding that will be disbursed in line with the submitted business plans after being approved by the finalist’s assigned mentor.


  1. I confirm that I have answered all the questions truthfully and have not withheld any information relevant to this competition entry. I further confirm that I am the registered owner of the business and have full authority to enter this competition.
  2. I hereby confirm that the business is an existing business that has been in full operation for the period stated, located within the iLembe District of KZN,and that I am employed by the business on a full time basis.
  3. Should I be selected to participate in the programme,I understand that I will have to attend the 12 weeks mentorship and tuition programme which will take place once a week from the beginning of 15 July to 27 October 2017 at the Chamber offices located at Unit 14,The Quarter,1Stewart Drive, Ballito.
  4. I understand that the tuition and mentorship offered by the Chamber will be free of charge,but that I will need to arrange and pay for my own transport to and from the venue.
  5. I have read and understood all the details and conditions relating to this competition and detailed on this entry form.
  6. I acknowledge that the ilembe Chamber,its sponsors,mentors and adjudicators reserve the right not to allocate all or any of the prize money and I agree and accept the adjudicators’ decision as final and will not enter into any further correspondence in this regard.
  7. I acknowledge that the ilembe Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourismits Executive Committee, employees, its members, mentorstrainers, and sponsors of this competition will not be liable for any loss or damage suffereddirectly or indirectly,arising from my participation in this competition,should I be selected as a finalist.

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The Entrepreneur 2016

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