Karabo-inc @A
Educational Seeds

welcome to the 2021...

"together we stand campaigN"

or as we say in isixhosa

sikunye simile iphulo 2021

kunye - together
simi - we stand
iphulo - (for the) campaign

These are tough times for EVERYONE and the only way we can overcome it is by STANDING TOGETHER!
That is why we launched the 2021 SIKUNYE SIMILE Campaign.

Because together we can...


WHAT is the Sikunye Simile Campaign?

This campaign is a way to support not only our own training company (AkukhanYa) but also our Not for Profit partner's two skills centres in Germiston & Albertskroon (Out of the Box), as well as the numerous entrepreneurs & skills trainers we work with. The campaign also supports local welfare organisations (human & animal), as well as our local communities and especially children with school supplies. Businesses score B-BBEE points and individuals can deduct the cost of the tickets from their annual tax.

The campaign will run over 10 monthly cycles and each month 2500 tickets will be up for grabs. (February to November 2021)

The tickets are R250.00 each and every month there will a LOT of prizes that can be won. ALL prizes are either made by local entrepreneurs or produced in Mzanzi. It is a proudly South Africa campaign. there is also a RANGE of prizes in each price bracket and the winner can CHOOSE their prize of choice.

The final draw will be in December 2021 with a BIG PRIZE of the winner's choice of either a car or a bakkie to the value of R300,000.00. All ticket holders will go into the draw for the final prize. 


WHO will this campaign make a difference to?


  • 4 x Not for Profit Organisations

  • a LOT of small entrepreneurs

  • Our local communities

  • Unemployed Youth

  • School going children

  • a Number of Private Training Providers

  • Companies who need to us their B-BBEE Scorecards

  • a Number of individuals

  • Proudly South African products


WHAT is this campaign about? 

It is a fundraiser for all the parties mentioned above.

You can also call it a sweepstake... or a competition... or a raffle...

Whatever you are comfortable with.

Tickets are for sale & amazing prizes can be won every month, with a final BIG draw in December.

It is also tax deductable and great B-BBEE points for any company looking to add a point or ten to their scorecard. (Depending on how much they "invest" in the campaign.)

The beauty of it all is that everything can be done online.


How does this campaign work? 

We are NOT ASKING for money

we are selling tickets with amazing prizes on the line,

B-BBEE points to be scored

& great training programmes to be won!

Tickets can be bought online and prizes are delivered in your inbox (vouchers) or to your door. All dependent on your own choice of prize.
The driving force behind this campaign is not one organisation, but a coming together of a variety of organisations and entrepreneurs!!!


A B-BBEE Level 2 EME training company for unemployed and employed - young & old. We have five @A education divisions.


A Non-Profit Company with TWO Skill Training Centres teaching entrepreneurial skills to unemployed


Communities in the East Rand are supported through a number of initiatives, ranging from food to animals shelters, to stationery packs.


This sweepstake is supporting a number of small entrepreneurs & South African products that will make a difference.

The income from the ticket sales will be split FIVE ways to ensure that EVERYONE benefits.
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This is how the campaign income will be divided


We will not let COVID win!

We will survive

Like every business in South Africa, Covid & the lockdowns has had a direct impact on our bottom line. We can throw in the towel and walk away from what we have built over the past decades or two, or we can fight back. Fighting back in the most creative ways we can imagine
This is the way we are fighting back - by launching a campaign that will run in 10 cycles in 2021. A campaign that will benefit everyone who takes part in it, through great prizes that can be won, through assisting companies to obtain B-BBEE scorecard goals and by taking hands to make a difference in MANY peoples lives.

because WE dare to dream

2020 was hard on  ALL of us . We have a dream that  we can make 2021 a better year for a lot of us.





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The prizes are truly spectacular

2500+ " a-ma-zing " prizes to be won

in our 2021 "Sikunye Simile Iphulo"

Prizes can be won in every cycle of the campaign with the BIG prize of a car or a bakkie to be won in the final draw in December 2021.

New prizes are added monthly and there is a great variety to choose from so you win the prize of your choice, not the prize of our choice.

HOW can YOU be part of the campaign's success?

Check out the easy steps below!





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#1 - Buy a ticket

(or 10 or even a 100 if you are corporate)

They are only R250.00 a ticket and even ONE ticket is a solution.

What can one ticket do?

“... a grain of mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade."

[Mustard seeds are the small round seeds of various mustard plants. The seeds are usually about 1 to 2 millimetres (0.039 to 0.079 in) in diameter and may be coloured from yellowish white to black.

Full details on the "Sikunye Simile Campaign" pages.

Here is the link for quick access.

#2 - Spread the word

Crowdsourcing is the best way to make a campaign a success. Each one of us has a network of friends, family, colleagues, social groups. 

You might not be in HR or dealing with the organisations B-BBEE, you might not even work in an organisation, but you can share this competition with r networks and spread the word as far and wide as possible. Maybe your company will be interested to support us through their Socio-Economic Development fund. (Major B-BBEE points for them.)

*The prizes alone make this an exciting competition for individuals & organisations alike!

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#3 - follow us on social media

We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & even WhatsApp & Telegram for updates & chats.

Daily updates and information will be given. Promotions will be shared on a weekly basis - how you can double your entry without buying another ticket, or random Facebook & Twitter & WhatsApp friend draws, or just because we feel amazing about what we do.

WHAT are the prizes that can be won?





#1 - Prizes for Individuals

We have a separate competition (prizes) for individuals; so that the person who bought one ticket does not compete in the draw with a company who may have bought 10 or more tickets.

The same prizes are up for individuals & companies, but the number of prizes will be divided pro rata based on the % of individuals who bought a ticket compared to the % of companies who bought a ticket before each monthly draw. 

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#2 - "Finish 2021/2022 STRONG" calendar

Every person or company that buys FOUR raffle tickets will receive a "Finish 2021 Strong" calendar. Not just one calendar, but one for EVERY FOUR tickets bought.

The "Finish 2021/2022 Strong" calendar is not a monthly but 52-week calendar - clearly marked with South African holidays& motivational quotes. It is a dry erase surface calendar (with whiteboard pens) that can be used for short and long term planning.

Austin Kleon wrote a brilliant book called "Steal like an artist". We took his advice and "stole" the calendar idea from Jon Acuff and adapted it to the South African environment.

#3 - Prizes for companies

There are special prizes for companies on top of the general prizes that everyone is eligible for. 

Companies can also win AET training contracts, Learnership training contracts, Computer training contracts & Essential Skills training contracts.

(*That does not even include the amazing B-BBEE points that can be obtained under elements 4 & 5 of the B-BBEE Scorecard!)   *Supporting an EME (Level 2 company) + Non Profit (18a Certificate) + Community Outreach. 

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#4 - Community Prize

Prizes for communities?

YES! a 1/5th of every ticket goes towards:

* supporting local welfare organisations in the East & West Rands (they support ANY family that needs special assistance over these tough times)

* plus we have identified a number of families that have NOTHING and no hope at the end of every month. They will be hosted to a very special "Make Them Smile" lunch and go home with food parcels and toys or stationery for the kids in the family. Every child needs a special end of the month day!

* we will be providing school supplies packets (and bags made by one of our entrepreneurs) for the children of the families identified as part of our "Make Them Smile" project.

#5 - MASKS for the community

We are donating a mask & safety information brochure to a local community member for every ticket sold. If we reach our goal of 2 500 tickets sold in every cycle, that means distributing 2 500 masks in the informal settlements (black & white settlements in the West & East Rand of Gauteng) with a motivation pamphlet in English, Afrikaans, Zulu & Xhosa why it is crucial for all to maintain safety measures for the foreseeable future. Over the duration of the campaign, we will distribute 25 000 masks to the most vulnerable in our communities.

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#6 - prize for the most Tickets sales

Our learners, staff & partners are all selling tickets and we promised the individual & the group who sell the most tickets will be treated to a very special braai at Noag's Market in Pomona, Kempton Park.

#7 - Hall of Fame

Every individual who buys a ticket will go onto our Hall of Fame.

Every company who buys a ticket (or 10) will go onto our Hall of Fame.

Everyone will receive a Hall of Fame Certificate via email.

Every person | company who requests it will also receive a Tax deductable letter (18a), as well as a letter to state that they supported an EME, NPO & Community Outreach Project for the full amount of the sales of the tickets.

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From WHEN to WHEN is this CAMPAIGN live?




February - December 2021

The campaign will run over 10 monthly cycles in 2021.

  1. February 2021

  2. March 2021

  3. April 2021

  4. May 2021

  5. June 2021

  6. July 2021

  7. August 2021

  8. September 2021

  9. October 2021

  10. November 2021

The final BIG draw for the BIG prize of a car or bakkie will take place on 15 December 2021.

The draw for each month will take place on the 1st day of the next month.

 Winners will be notified on the 2nd of every month via Email, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook & Twitter.

Prizes will be completed as per each individual/company's preference and delivered within 14 days from the draw.

Why only 14 days AFTER the draw?

Each prize (with the exception of the "Finish 2021 Strong" Calendars) will be customized to the winners' personal preferences and we can only do this when the draw has taken place and we have communicated with all the winners. We don't want to send a Whisky Gift Pack to a Beer drinker for example.


AkukhanYa @A Group

A quick overview of the different divisions within the AkukhanYa @A Group below.

Karabo-inc @A is a division of AkukhanYa @A Group

About the AkukhanYa @A Group Divisions

FOOTNOTE: KARABO IS A DIVISIONS OF AKUKHANYA @A GROUP. We are using Karabo with its own bank account to manage the raffle so that it is totally separate from AkukhanYa or Out of the Box business accounts. The Karabo-inc account will be audited as we rap up the raffle and competition for full transparency. Anybody who purchased a ticket may request access to the full financials to confirm no hanky panky took place with the money.