Luvuyo Rani’s entrepreneurial spirit was nurtured from a young age growing up in Queenstown, South Africa.
He went on to found Silulo Ulutho Technologies in 2004.
The award-winning IT services company now has over 46 stores in townships and rural areas in the Western and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal; it also has 220 full-time staff members and 18 franchisees.
He credits his achievements to the opportunity his Mother afforded him to complete his B.Tech Degree in Commercial Education – Economics, and obtain a degree at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He also achieved his Associate in Management (AIM) Certificate from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, and later, the ‘Leadership for System Change: Delivering Social Impact at Scale‘ certificate from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Business.
His driving force is a desire to empower township and rural communities by connecting them to the world of technology, and he has worked tirelessly to achieve this.
A humble man, Luvuyo Rani was surprised and incredibly honoured to be named one of the ‘JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP)’ in the category of business, economics, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment. He has also been featured in Forbes Magazine and named the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016.