Once a Drug Dealer, Now a Social Entrepreneur


credit: NN Gov

Craig Ross, a former methamphetamine drug dealer, is currently the innovations manager of RLabs, a community driven innovation he has been a part of since its launch in 2007/2008.

RLabs was kicked off in the Cape Flats and renders skills training for community development, social and disruptive innovation, mobile and internet solutions, and social enterprise incubation, as well as impact investing and social franchising.


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