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My Expressions salon franchise launches03 April 2018SME Insider reports that the My Expressions hair salon franchise, recently launched in Soweto’s Vilakazi Street, is set to empower female entrepreneurs in the townships. The initiative forms part of the Black Business Partners (BBP) Legacy Programme and was set up by Old Mutual, Nedbank and Izingwe. Five women (all hairstylists) in Gauteng now each have the opportunity to become a franchisee of My Expressions Salons, courtesy of the BBP’s R3m investment in the project.These women are: Lydia Veronica Moatshe (Tembisa), Portia Mhlongo and Ntombikayise Matsatsi (Alexandra), Khothatso Victor Monese (Soshanguve) and Refiloe Buthelezi (Vosloorus).Sipho Pityana, executive chairman of Izingwe, is quoted in SME Insider as saying: “Our townships have seen a lot of entrepreneurial activity which has been marginalised or suffocated. The BBP partnership offers a realistic prospect for its mainstreaming as profitable businesses of scale.”