Gaut­eng to hon­our its en­trepreneurs

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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.

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