Founded in March 2011 by Tshilidzi Ramulifho, Vhudihawe Cleaning Solutions (VCS) places emphasis on creating a tailor-made cleaning service based on the client’s needs and the full range of services on offer in the commercial and industrial sectors.
Abraham ‘Abe’ Motsoane has a dream to educate South Africa with the most accessible means possible, namely the Internet. Don’t have access? Learning E-Varsity Online gives all its students laptops and portable Internet access. Don’t have any qualifications? Abraham has a policy to accept students regardless of experience, whether they have matric or not. The only catch is that you only get to keep the laptop if you finish your degree. Watch out, Learning E-Varsity will force education with the greatest incentives possible.
Pascal Nderitu stumbled into the field of sustainable energy development after a referral from a friend. The referral quickly turned into something bigger, something that kept him awake at night until he finally started Polamco, a company dedicated to sustainable energy by designing and installing wise energy alternatives. Taking on the continent one solar lamp at a time, Polamco is becoming South Africa’s next giant of sustainable energy.
Mlungiseleli Tyatyaza from Kini Quantity Surveyors always knew he was born to be an entrepreneur. Describing Kini as the accountants of the construction industry Mlungiseleli has great plans ahead for his first venture.
Tabisa Kiyane started the domestic agency, Zeelema Domestic Solutions with the mindset of “cleanliness is next to Godliness”. Pulling along this mindset, Zeelema has grown from agency, to recruiting, training and specialised cleaning facility effectively wiping away all competition. Starting with a love of the environment, Zeelema not only contributes to the economy, it does so in an eco-friendly way.
Deenin Padayachee, accountant turned stay-at-home-dad turned entrepreneur has two traditionally contrasting passions, namely kids and business, which he elegantly merged into one through his venture Little Thinker. Seeing a gap in the market whilst searching for development programs for his newborn son, Deenin plunged into the world of child development and has never looked back since.
Michelle Buthelezi and Bongani Khumalo were both involved in their own separate ventures until they met each other. The rest was history and their joint venture, Techno Freaks sprang to life. Focusing on social media and online marketing, the pair brings something else to the table as they also specialise in IT solutions.
Josias Motsoeneng from AC Electromech Services is no stranger to MEDO having been on no less than three programmes and three International Trade visits to the UK. He is also one of the most successful entrepreneurs that MEDO has churned out of its systems. Apart from being a benchmark businessman, he also happens to be one of the nicest guys around. Carla de Klerk had a chat with him about AC Electromech, his past ventures and general pros of being an entrepreneur.
Victor Mazibuko’s first foray into small business was a landscaping business which he established in 1999. Ten years later, his focus turned to the building and construction sector where he saw a gap in the market for Brickforce. Victor jumped at the opportunity and MCC Vic Trading then became a manufacturer and supplier of reinforcing materials.
Josias Motsoeneng’s electrical and refrigeration business, AC Electromech Maintenance Services, is a recognised cost saving and maintenance company, which prides itself in delivering exceptional services in the mining, agricultural, industrial, commercial and retail sectors.