South Africa's future is dependent on the growth of the number of successful entrepreneurs and small business owners that it can nurture.

Strong economies like those of the USA, and rapidly expanding regions of South East Asia, were built on the back of purposefully strong entrepreneurial growth and innovation.

For young South Africans, and those who have the drive to be 'their own boss' and call the shots in their own business, 2021 is really the ideal time to be venturing out on your own and creating your own future.

With a new focus by the government on promoting localisation and and an increasing demand by big business to source more of their value chain from South African suppliers - along with historically low interest rates - all signs are indicating that it has never been a better time to start a small business in South Africa.

South African mobile-operator Cell C is calling on all prospective entrepreneurs to use this summer time to start recording those business plans, to change their destiny and change their world in the process.

To help out even more, entrepreneurs can stand the chance to win 1 of 20 Nissan NP200 bakkies which will be given away weekly to lucky winners of the #ChangeYourSummer campaign.

If you don't already have an existing business that a bakkie will be useful for - just imagine all of the other small businesses that you can get off the ground thanks to owning a Nissan NP200.

You could create a:

  • Small-goods moving business
  • A courier company
  • A food truck
  • A bin-cleaning service
  • A mobile nail salon
  • An LP gas-cylinder delivery service
  • A recycling collection service
  • A mobile dog grooming van

...and there are so many more. All of these can start making money for you from January 2021 should you be lucky enough to win.

How to enter and stand a chance to win

To stand a chance of winning big in Cell C’s Summer Campaign, customers need to either sign up for a new contract, recharge, or upgrade an existing contract. Existing Prepaid, Postpaid and TopUp customers can also buy any number of qualifying bundles, which are available for purchase through USSD (*147#), Cell C’s online portal, the Cell C app and Bank ATM’s.

Each time a qualifying purchase is made, a customer will be allocated spins, with which they stand a chance to unlock prizes in the game. By taking part, they stand a chance to be entered into the grand prize draw to win one of 20 bakkies.

The competition is open to active Prepaid, Postpaid and TopUp Cell C customers who purchase qualifying bundles. Customers who take part are also then entered into a draw, where they stand a chance to win prizes that include laptops, smartphones, tablets, cash, grocery vouchers, takeaway vouchers and clothing vouchers.

To enter this competition - head on over to the Cell C page here.

Four lucky winners have already won bakkies in this competition to date, giving their entrepreneurial ambitions a major kick start.