The Academy has proudly graduated over nine hundred students between our CT and Soweto campuses. Our Alumni have ventured into a variety of businesses, careers and experiences and we proudly showcase their achievements.

Approximately 80% of our contactable graduates have gone on to find work (for industry experience), study further or start a small business.

RAA Alumni have opened various small businesses, including marketing and promotions, medical delivery, bicycle advertising, community recycling, township tours, panel beaters, computer sanitizing services, interiors and soft furnishings, software development, chocolates, biltong, music and entertainment, graffiti boards, driving school, water sanitation, commercial cleaning services and film production.

Graduates have also gone on to find employment in various industries where they are able to apply the entrepreneurial thinking they developed at the Academy. 

RAA graduates have also achieved well in various entrepreneurship competitions including national winners in the SAB Kickstart and SEDA Small Business Stars competitions and finalists in the City of Cape Town and Pitch and Polish entrepreneurship competitions.


Alumni Stories

See below to read the stories of our Alumni.

Name Venture
Phumza Matwele Shap Left Cipla Medstore
Zingiswa Loni Highlight Branding Solutions
Firhaad Kazi Junior Driving School
Yonela Jordan Esthers Closet
Dumisani Nzama Whipped Bakery
Timothy Trollip TCB
Mzingisi Tyelingane M-Games
Charles Tshwane Thari Technology
Axola Mavumbe Entertainer
Andile Qolo Nyanga Sunrise Cafe
Zahra Luckan Pure Green
Stanley Sikhumbuzo Witbooi Amalungelo Wethu
Webster Kushata Nzum Nzum
Siyabulela Daweti 18 Gangster Museum
Rashida Panday Mindshift
Lauren Baatjes Law Graduate
Khanya Mpahlwa Anelitha Productions
Ishmaeel Karriem Inside & Out Projects
Junior Mutombo Download Junior Mutombo's story
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Bheki Nkosi Download Bheki Nkosi's story
Nadia Mustapha Download Nadia Mustapha's story
Meliliswe Gqobo Download Meliliswe Gqobo's story
Gcobisa Maqanda Download Gcobisa Maqanda's story
Ernest Shupinayeng Download Ernest Shupinayeng's story
Phikolomzi Yekelo Download Phikolomzi Yekelo's story

Alumni Class Lists