LER­ATO RAMPANA (36)

Manag­ing Di­rec­tor: Kathabo Me­dia, Bloem­fontein

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“We must al­ways say pos­i­tive things and be care­ful about what we tell our­selves about our­selves. The uni­verse is lis­ten­ing and what you put out there is def­i­nitely what you get. The law of at­trac­tion is very pow­er­ful,” says Rampana.

Af­ter work­ing in the cor­po­rate world in East London, Jo­han­nes­burg and Cen­tu­rion, Rampana quit her job as a depart­ment head in 2008 and re­turned home to Bloem­fontein to start Kathabo Me­dia, a pro­duc­tion events com­pany un­der the Kathabo Group um­brella which she and her hus­band now run.

“It’s not easy be­ing a part­ner at home, a part­ner at work and a woman in busi­ness. You need to have that pos­i­tive mind­set and say: ‘I can do it,’” she stresses.

What sur­prises peo­ple most about Rampana is her fore­sight in busi­ness diver­sity, which is why she plans to ex­pand her ex­ist­ing busi­ness in­ter­ests to ICT and clean­ing ser­vices.

“Dur­ing all my past work, I re­alised that I love or­gan­is­ing things. I’m pas­sion­ate about serv­ing peo­ple. When­ever things need to be done, I’m the first one to jump up and do them,” she says – and that ap­proach has fu­elled her 10-year-old busi­ness.

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