Meet the young brains behind ReKindle Learning

Right after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Business Science and honours in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, Rapelang Rabana co-founded her own company, Yeigo Communications.

Yeigo is internationally recognised for its pioneering innovations in mobile VoIP and IP communications.

In 2008, Yeigo partnered with the Telfree group of companies, allowing it to provide a full range of telecommunications services.

When she started, Rabana didn’t really have the experience of running a business, however, she knew that she wanted to come up with solutions to some of the problems she deemed important. She didn’t want to be in a work environment where she would be restricted to choose what she wanted.

In 2013, Rabana founded Rekindle Learning, a learning technology company. The company provides digital learning experiences that improve learning efficiencies to deliver stronger performance at school.

How it all started

When she started Yeigo, Rabana and her colleagues were assisted by their parents with start-up capital. She says they had no money but had the passion to start their business.

We were students with no money; we asked our parents to house and feed us while we got the business off the ground.

Rapelang Rabana - ‎Founder & CEO Rekindle Learning

Rapelang’s entrepreneurial journey

Rabana was featured on the cover of Forbes Africa, named Entrepreneur for the World by the World Entrepreneurship Forum.

She was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and was invited to join their annual meeting in Davos, all by the age of 30.

Rabana says she now seats on different boards and supports other businesses as a consultant and managing projects.


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