Women in Enterprise: Robust, pushed and profitable


Hibberdene Superspar

Meet the dynamic group from Hibberdene SuperSpar (from again left…)

Cynthia Mqadi – Chef/supervisor. She began on the Spar in 2008 as a chef and was promoted to supervisor for the deli/take away part in January 2019. Cynthia enjoys cooking and attempting out new dishes and loves serving her clients. Her off days are spent enjoyable and she or he enjoys being along with her youngsters and household.

Phumlie Mqadi – Entrance-end supervisor who initially began working as a cashier in 2008 and was promoted to supervisor in January 2019.  When she’s not at work, Phumlie enjoys studying and buying. “I like my job as I get to fulfill every kind of individuals each day. Seeing the smile on a clients face makes my day,” she stated.

Annice Angove – Butchery supervisor. She began working at Spar in August 2018. As a single mom of slightly lady, she enjoys studying in regards to the completely different cultures and personalities in her group. “I’m all the time keen to be taught to enhance myself. I’m hardworking and sincere and I like baking with my mum on my off days,” she stated with a smile.

Phumzile Zuke – Entrance-end supervisor who began as a packer in 2010. Realising her potential, Phumzile obtained coaching to be a cashier. In 2013 she was promoted to supervisor. As a mom of 1, she enjoys coping with completely different folks each day and seeing comfortable smiles. “On my days off, I simply calm down and watch a little bit of TV or learn my bible,” she stated.

Busie Dlamini – Ground supervisor. She began as a cashier in 2010 and was promoted to front-end supervisor in 2011 after which to her present place earlier this 12 months. “I’m a mom of two boys and I like my job as I get to fulfill new folks day-after-day. When I’m not at work, I wish to spend time with my household and buy groceries,” she stated.

Devi Govender – Began in July 2018. “The shop was bought by my brother Selwyn Govender and he requested me to help him as he has one other enterprise in Durban that additionally requires his consideration. I took the job as a result of I like a problem. I had no information of retail, as I had beforehand labored within the vehicle sector. Fortunately I’m a fast learner and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than I knew how this sector of the trade operated. Each day continues to be a studying curve and I problem myself to be taught extra each day,” she stated.

Juraisha Pillay – Began in September 2018 as an assistant to the Grv clerk and now manages the Tops Bottle retailer and items obtained. “On my off days, I like to calm down watching TV and studying. I problem myself to be taught new issues day-after-day which allows me to be extra outfitted in my job,” she stated.


Head Workplace Hair, Nail and Magnificence 

It was voted Finest Hair Salon for seven years and received the Finest Magnificence Salon for the final 4 consecutive years within the Readers’ Selection Awards, Better of South Coast. Supervisor Richard Smith attributes this success to the laborious work and dedication of the superb group of women who work there.

“It’s a collective effort by all of the pleasant employees, hairstylists, nail technicians, beauticians and final, however not least, the operators who work laborious at spoiling each consumer.

At this salon, we constantly ship outcomes above the consumer’s expectations and provide inexpensive costs. It’s a spot the place they will calm down in a spacious setting,” says Richard.

“I’m massively happy with this group of women, having fun with their work and striving to please our ever-growing clientele.”


Wilma Wolvaardt
Go Zone Water
072 8011733

Born and raised on the North Coast of KZN, Wilma moved to the South Coast three years in the past. “My husband Chris is working in Zimbabwe and we began Go Zone Water in December final 12 months within the hope that he will likely be house completely,” she stated.

“I was very captivated with meals/cooking, however these days the store takes up most of my time. I’ve 4 youngsters, 4 lovely grandchildren and three little furry children.”

Wilma stated her father who had an enormous coronary heart, was her mentor in life. She copes effectively with adversity and when she must calm down she enjoys sitting on the seashore with ebook. Occurring a cruise ship is Wilma’s final dream vacation, however she and Chris usually go to the Drakensberg in winter.

Andisa Madikizela
A. Madikizela Dental Remedy Smiles

Andisa, a dental therapist, who has been within the enterprise for 21 years, opened her personal dental follow in Port Shepstone 16 years in the past. “I’ve all the time preferred working with folks. What drew me into the dental subject is that stunning smiles all the time fascinated me,” she stated.

“I’m captivated with educating folks find out how to care for his or her enamel and helping them to allow them to smile with confidence.” Her earlier employer was her mentor with whom she nonetheless has relationship.

Even along with her busy life-style, she manages to boost two boys and when she finds the time to calm down, she likes to learn and do beadwork. Her recommendation to younger entrepreneurs is to be constant and affected person.


Nokubonga Radebe
Nokubonga Radebe Listening to Care- AUDIOLOGIST
071 6085780

Twenty-nine-year-old Nokubonga Radebe accomplished her honours diploma in audiology on the College of Pretoria in 2013.

She is married with a daughter and captivated with helping those that are laborious of listening to. “I opened my listening to care centre in July 2017 and the most important impediment has been to alter a affected person’s conventional mind-set. They suppose I’m too younger.

“What offers me pleasure is to see how improved listening to modifications folks’s life for the higher,” she stated.

“Sleeping helps me calm down and I additionally unwind with buddies. I wish to journey and meet new folks and my favorite vacation locations are Hong Kong, Spain and Thailand.

“If I wasn’t an audiologist, I might be a DJ as I get pleasure from listening to new music and going to live shows.”
Her recommendation to budding entrepreneurs, “Don’t give in to the pressures of a flowery life-style.”


Fatima Sarigat
SmartXchange Centre of Excellence
039 6820631

Fatima taught accountancy and enterprise research at Port Shepstone Secondary Faculty for eight years and, throughout that point, she studied for her B.Com and MBA. “It was lengthy hours, late nights and laborious work,” she admitted.

“I joined SmartXchange in 2015 when the department in Port Shepstone first opened. That is an NPO that’s ruled by a board of administrators with the Durban department being in operation since 2004.

“It’s a enterprise incubator in media, ICT (data communication know-how) and electronics. SmartXchange goals to develop enterprise to grow to be self-sustainable and promote job creation and development. It’s all about serving to small companies perceive costing, labour, tax, and so on.

“We provide coaching that’s related to their enterprise wants, work with completely different organisations and expose SMMEs to varied elements of enterprise administration abilities.

“We additionally encourage and assist innovation, which assists in job creation and helps the financial system general. For the time being we’re working with 5 thrilling new improvements. So if there are folks on the market with artistic and authentic concepts, we’ll assist fund them and equip them with the required abilities to get their companies off the bottom and achieve success,” stated Fatima.

“SmartXchange not too long ago obtained a mayoral award from Ray Nkonyeni Municipality for our contribution to SMME growth,” she stated proudly.“Trying again, I realise that life will not be about challenges and failures, slightly in regards to the alternatives that current themselves and classes learnt that assist us to grow to be higher and stronger,” she stated.




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