The Top 40 under 40 is a showcase of local business talent under the age of 40 compiled by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC).
Slyso (38) is an Algoa FM DJ and the Founder and Managing Director of 4ward Movement Entertainment.
Sizwe ‘Slyso’ Saliso has found a home on the East Cape airwaves. But what really gets him going is the chance to help others, and doing it in creative ways. His innovative Beats 4 Books project sees books collected at music events and donated to rural libraries.
He’s aligned his personal brand with causes he believes in, including Kick’s In Their Shoes campaign, the South African Blood Service, and children’s HIV/Aids charities. Slyso is also an ambassador for Grassroots Soccer. His current focus is working with a partner on the Makana Entrepreneurship Expo, the aim of which is to provide practical solutions for scores of young business owners looking to expand their businesses. “The highlight of this project,” says Slyso, “is the invitation we received from a Canadian company doing similar work at an international level, to enter our winners into their international business plan competition. It’s a fantastic opportunity for them.”
A fan and creator of music, Slyso’s biggest motivator is people. “I want to boost the natural enthusiasm of young people,” he says, “and help them to take control of their own destinies.”
Original Image by: Sandy Coffey Photography.
The Top 40 Under 40 list, an NMBBC initiative, was compiled from nominations and selected by an independent panel at the NMBBC. The end result is a showcase of talented and ambitious young businesspeople from diverse sectors in Nelson Mandela Bay. From 7 December 2011, MyPE showcases one under 40 achiever a day.
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