Gauteng to honour its entrepreneurs
THE Gauteng Department of Economic Development will host the inaugural Township Entrepreneur Awards at Nasrec Expo, near Soweto, next Saturday.
Here are the nominees in six categories: Construction, Building and Real Estate
Daniel Magagula of Palm Springs is the owner of JK Consulting Engineers & Associates, a civil, structural and construction company that is a one-stop shop for all your construction needs. The company is 17 years old and employs 13 people.
Phindile Mokoena of MmenaKwena Construction and Projects in Tsakane owns a construction company that provides services in house renovations. The company has been active for just under four years and employs four people on a full time basis.
Joyce Shabangu of the company Mashianoke in Tsakane established the business in 2001 and provides construction services ranging from bricklaying, partitioning, civil waterproofing and paving, among other things. It employs 15 people.
Reginald Langson of Reiger Park Building Supplies sells building and hardware material such as bricks, cement, paint and electrical equipment. Retail and Finance
Caiphus Nkoana of Stallion Cash and Carry in Reiger Park owns a shopping complex that consists of five different shops/services namely: a supermarket, a liquor store, bakery, butchery, pub and restaurant. It has created more than 30 jobs.
Rethabiseng Food Garden Project in Bronkhorstspruit plants various crops on a six hectare plot, including carrots, cabbages and spinach. The project also breeds broiler birds.
Thami Manzi owns Ols Superstores in Vanderbijlpark, a black-owned chain retailer of food, non-food and general merchandise in the Vaal. The retailer was established 15 years ago and, to date, has employed 28 people.
Solly Mojapelo of Carnival Biscuits in Diepkloof, Soweto, manufactures and sells uniquely, individually wrapped biscuits and corporate gifts that can be used for marketing campaigns. The business was established 10 years ago and employs 12 people. Entrepreneur With a Disability
Macdonald Davids of Kung Fu Panda Interior Decor in Klipspruit, Soweto, designs and manufacturers high quality home and office furniture. The company was established three years ago and also offers tiling and plumbing services.
Obed Segooa, the owner of Cycle Check General Trading in GaRankuwa manufactures school uniforms, work wear as well as corporate and security uniforms, the business was established in 2003 and employs 11 people on a full time basis. Manufacturing
Ndumiso Madlala, the owner of Home of Soweto Gold in Orlando West runs Ubuntu Kraal Brewery, which is South Africa’s first and only majority black-owned township brewery, brewing premium clear beer under the name Soweto Gold.
Timothy Mashego of MEA Global Appliances in Tsakane manufactures quality energy-saving, household electrical appliances.
The company has been operational for over five years and employs 10 people.
Patrick Nkosi, the owner of Mhloli Furniture Design in Mzimhlophe, Soweto, manufactures household furniture from built-in kitchen units to wardrobes. The company is 12 years old and employs 10 people.
Nambitha Nutritional Products in Orange Farm is a food and beverage manufacturing company, specialising in soya beans by-products. Services
Harriet Matjila and Anna Hartebeest are co-owners of Makhabisi Recycling and Trading in Reiger Park that recycles waste material.
Lawrence Mpinga of Siyafunda Adult Education and Training in Orange Farm runs a security company, established six years ago. It employs more than 30 employees.
Sabelo Mhlomi runs Mohlakeng Medical Centre in Randfontein, providing medical services as well as pharmaceutical services, counselling and radiological services. Food and Beverage
Moses Mthethwa owns Hot Corner Chisanyama in Mamelodi East, that also offers catering services. It employs 10 people.
Benjamin Moremong owns 1st Choice Car Wash and Lapa in Kagiso.
Betty Hleza of Hleko’s Best Place in Central Western Jabavu, Soweto, owns a restaurant that prepares all types of food. It employs six people.