Jabu Stone discloses his entrepreneurial journey

A business mogul (Jabu Stone) who has introduced natural hair conditioning products disclosed how Stephen Bantu Biko’s ideals, philosophies and motivational tales solidified his resilience as a youngster when he formerly launched his business in 1994. Jabu Stone revealed that he started as an unskilled labour working for a company called Standard Telephones Cable (STC) in 1981, within the company he seized an educational up-skilling opportunity where he studied and attained an electrical engineering qualification, but he later developed a new passion after he decided to help his sister who…

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SMME/Entrepreneurship Issues – Lessons learnt from starting my own PR business

When I started my PR business in 2012, the only thing I knew very well was my profession: Public Relations (PR). I knew that what I had learnt in the 13 years that I spent working for big companies like the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Absa, MTN and Business Conneion (BCX); that I could use in my own company. My main goal was to run “my own show” and service ”my own clients”. As a PR expert, I was confident that I could do my work in…

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Nest and rest at Lapeng Village Guesthouse

Lapeng Village Guesthouse is an accommodation and events facility based in Sigalo Street, number 30381, Daveyton, Benoni and has been operating for the past 13 years.. It offers comfort at an incredible and affordable price for guests who wish to have a good time. The 2021 prices and rates for the Lapeng Village Guesthouse are as follows: Mid-Week Single Room (2-sleepers) =R450 per night Double Room (4-sleepers) =R900 per night Executive Room (2-sleepers) = R850 per night WEEKENDS Single Room (2-sleepers) =R500 per night Double Room (4-Sleepers) =R1000 per night…

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A young fashion designer customizes old jeans

A young and aspiring fashion designer by the name of Nkosinathi Masina and founder of Nathi Custom Jeans from Duduza started Nathi Custom Jean (NCJ) in 2018 when he realised that he loved fashion and through that he can start his own brand. Masina told Ekurhuleni News that “I started by customising my old jeans by cutting them, adding stripes and zips. People then loved the style and they also gave me their jeans so that I can design them, as I noticed that my services was in demand, I…

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A young entrepreneur follows his dream

A (26 year-old) young entrepreneur Vusumuzi Makwakwa from KwaThema decided to open up a business wherein he sells eggs. He decided to sell eggs because he believes that they are a basic need in every household and most importantly they can be served in a variety of meals. He had always wanted to run his own business but his burning desire was enormously fuelled when he lost his job during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. However Makwakwa told Ekurhuleni News that “I’ve named my business Vee Eggs as Vee stands…

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Financial coach imparts…

Financial coach imparts financial guidance Mashadi Nonkonyana is a Personal Financial Coach and an inspirational speaker. She has a strong passion for working with ordinary people in various townships, including professionals and students (high school & tertiary). She provides full detailed lectures that enable people to build healthy and personal relationships with their finances along with actions that assist them to eradicate their debts while creating wealth and financial freedom. She saw a gap in the townships where there’s a lack of financial literacy and limiting beliefs about money. After…

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Swigiri offers sweetie goods

A young lady (Nolwazi Matsimbe) who graduated at Rosebank College with a Journalism qualification started her own business assisted by her twin sister. Her journey embarked when she joined Mr Price a retail shop as she sought ways to generate better income; instead of relying on one income she made an effort to get money from her side hustle. As she was employed she worked very hard which prompted her promotion when she joined another retail store. Nolwazi lost her father in 2007, now she is left with her three…

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Business needs patience, vendor explains

By Matampane Raymond Mokwena A reliable vendor renowned among his customers as ‘Springs Brakpan Benoni ‘ located at corner Eiselen and Mocke street alludes that being an entrepreneur is not for the faint-hearted. “Operating a business is like being married to your spouse, it requires patience, humbleness, commitment and consistence,” says Bonginkosi Sam Mohlamonyane famously known by his customers as ‘Springs Brakpan Benoni’. He even shared his entrepreneurship path in great detail stating that: “I started my business back in 2010 when i returned from prison, the taxi dropped me…

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A young man turns his misfortune into a business

By Vuyokazi Bam Mbongeni (30) who has always wanted to be in the hospitality industry as a chef didn’t let his misfortune hinder his progress as an entrepreneur. He couldn’t finish his Hospitality course at Springs College because he lacked funds. Due to his unfulfilled dreams of becoming a chef Mbongiseni moved to Katlehong, and a few years later his cousin asked him to help him wash 20 pairs of shoes, while helping him he discovered that there’s actually an opportunity for him to start his business, as people didn’t…

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Unique Kota-Pizza leaves residents stunned

By Palesa Ndinisa Tshepiso Sibisi, a 35-year-old founder and owner of Mwari Pizza House based in Kwa-Thema along with her associates, Kabelo Ngomane who is 27 years of age and Nkosinathi Zwane, a 24-year-old young man leaves the residents of Kwatsaduza amazed. ‘Mwari’, meaning the source of creation in Shona, indeed describes the essence of the restaurant as it goes above and beyond to showcase its inventiveness. The restaurant does not only sell pizza that only has typical pizza flavours, but it brings the township-touch to the Italian product. “We…

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