Faded Black Innovations

Six out of every ten people in our communities
go to bed with empty stomachs.

This, we find unacceptable.

We are a social enterprise that wants to change this reality
by partnering with impact entrepreneurs to create sustainable solutions
to reduce poverty in under-resourced communities.

Our Story

Sonwabo Modimoeng

Founder of Faded Black Innovations

Sonwabo began his career as a financial advisor for two of the leading financial organizations in South Africa, Nedbank Corporate & Old Mutual. He soon realized that he was drawn to community development and upliftment and wanted to pursue that.

He joined Awethu Project, an award winning social enterprise that assists small and medium businesses in communities to be able to compete in the global market. His experience here cemented his entrepreneurial passion and he has since ventured out on his own.

In 2014 he was selected by Spark* International as one of its Changemakers, to participate in their world-class entrepreneurship Accelerator.

Currently, Faded Black Innovations is in partnership with S­park* International, Gauteng Department of Education and Westonaria local Municip ality to see its vision of empowering the community of Bekkersdal with its entrepreneurship solutions.

Sonwabo is currently on a scholarship at Gordon Business Institute of Business Science studying leadership which will be fundamental on his entrepreneurial journey.

To date, Faded Black Innovations has built a library and bakery as part of its efforts to improve the lives of people in Bekkersdal.

What We Do

Our model is super simple and built on two main pillars.


We provide training and access to our entrepreneurial library for young people thinking of starting a business in their community.


We partner with startup businesses and give them the skills and support they need to succeed.

We identify, train, support and partner with impact entrepreneurs in under resourced communities.

  1. Identify

    We recruit social and impact entrepreneurs that are able to identify the social issues that they want to address.

  2. Training

    We offer training in social enterprise concepts and basic business management.

  3. Support

    Including mentorship, bookkeeping, media, business registration and more.

  4. Partnering

    We partner with our entrepreneurs for 24 months on a 50/50 profit sharing basis.

Get Involved

Work With Us

If you are an entrepreneur that wants to work with us, please get in touch.

Support Us

We want to build one community at a time. You can help us to make our dream a reality. Any help you can offer is appreciated. You can donate money or donate your time by mentoring our entrepreneurs.

Contact Us

+27783151744 +27110378588