Lize had an outstanding product, but she needed mentorship and funding to grow the business and develop appropriate packaging for the product. She also needed advice on how to go about marketing the product.
Medical Diagnostech (Pty) Ltd
As a qualified biotechnologist, Ashley Uys registered his first business, Real World Diagnostics, in March 2010. He later formed Medical Diagnostech as the production arm of his business.
Lulu’s Supplies and Distributors CC
Lulu Letswele and her children, Cliff and Patience registered their Close Corporation in 2001. With five permanent employees, and their products primarily aimed at the healthcare sector
Seaqual was established in 1993 in Knysna by a plumber with 37 years’ experience and big dreams.
Forest Fairies Sweet Company (Pty) Ltd
Forest Fairies is a family-owned sweet business that manufactures a variety of confectionery including nougat, peanut and chocolate-coated products. Having started business as a sole proprietor in 2003
Ndizwenezwo Business Enterprise CC
Ndizwenezwo Business Enterprise was established in 2004 as a construction company. When one of the members resigned in 2008, the remaining member, Ms Prudence Manala, decided the time was ripe to venture into agriculture
Amphiguard Brickyard CC
Tshepiso Mametja launched her brickmaking business in March 2010, manufacturing maxi and stock bricks, as well as interlock and bevel paving bricks.
Hlabathe and Molehane CC T/A Siba’s Dairy
Siba’s Dairy was established in Bothaville in 2007 by Samuel Hlabathe and his business partner Ms Molehane. Today the company has a second branch in Kroonstad; a permanent staff of 15 employees;
Volkscity Motor Specialist
Siphiwe Zikalala always dreamt of owning his own business and creating jobs for others. After obtaining his Motor Mechanics Diploma, he joined Volkswagen Menlyn as an apprentice.
As early as 2003, Max Lichaba realised that economic wealth in South Africa would only be realised if the gold mined in this country was actually beneficiated here rather than abroad.