“We should approach leadership in a different way and use it as a source to create innovation. This world needs multiple-intelligent leaders who can create a global entrepreneur movement capable of creating new industries and new job opportunities during these difficult economic times.” Wendy Luhabe, South African businesswoman and entrepreneur

Finding the best talent in the industry involves unearthing young creative geniuses. DDI believes that in order to grow and nurture talent within the industry, mentorship is crucial. DDI is committed to growing design potential within young creatives through its mentorship programmes.

“Mentoring allows us to share our industry knowledge with people who aspire to succeed, but may not have the necessary tools – that is where we can step in and help. We can help them understand that entrepreneurs Richard Branson have succeeded because they have overcome trials and had to find resources to boost their businesses. Business does not just happen. It takes a lot of hard work and unflinching focus. That is what we hope to help young and upcoming designers with.” Buzwe Mabuza

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela, former South African president

To include DDI and Buzwe Mabuza in your programmes or creative projects, please contact us.

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