Together We Rise


Our core focus as The Difference Makers is based on leadership and development outcomes that are unique and response.

As a movement of difference makers, we value integration, cooperation and knowledge sharing. We promote inspirational thinking and thought leadership values to enable specific target groups to become the best human beings they can be.

Dr. Christa Bonnet

Founder of The Difference Makers

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We are passionate about the future economic success of our women and youth entrepreneurs.

  • Value people
  • Promote inspirational thinking
  • Are committed to sustainable/ethical practices
  • Focus on programs that are impactful

The Difference Makers -- International Pty Ltd -- Founded in 2011, TDM NPO in 2012, and TDM Institute (Pty) Ltd in 2021.

The Group is known as The Difference Makers or TDM. We are situated in Johannesburg but work across South Africa. TDM partners with individuals and organizations that make a difference as South Africa now more than ever need "a people's development agenda". Our organization is a prime example and embodiment of the entrepreneurial character we strive to instill in our clients by providing entrepreneurs with the tools and confidence to compete in the dynamic, ever-changing, and competitive landscape of South Africa and Africa at large. We also focus on providing corporations and state-owned enterprises as Measured Entities under the B-BBEE Regulations with innovative solutions to ensure maximum impact. Our resources, faculties, and associates include successful business owners of the highest academic and professional caliber recruited for their hands-on and personalized approach.

The Difference Makers has developed a network of successful business owners over the past 13years, and coutning.

Our organization assists in developing women, rural, youth, and disabled entrepreneurs as well as communities through innovative strategies and strategic partnerships to complement our respective strengths, focuses, and resources. We also partner with corporate entities on strategic projects to identify entrepreneurs and develop them to fill gaps in the supply chain. Our track record of partnering for success is reflected in the approximately 250+ Black Women Owned SMMEs that we have nurtured to date and set on a path of sustainable profitability and growth over the past four years in terms of our partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation Mentorship Program for Women Entrepreneurs. TDM also have a membership of 180+ women entrepreneurs across sectors that we empower with love, care, respect, and purpose.