Here’s another way of creating 50 jobs

A former school teacher, the woman ended up resigning at the education department in order to focus on her new job.

The 28-year-old Kholofelo Nengwenda has now created jobs for 50 people.

When she moved from Limpopo to start a job in Mpumalanga as a school teacher 4 years ago, she struggled to find a domestic worker.

She then realised the demand and started a cleaning service and a domestic worker placement company called Mukhoni Cleaning Specialists.

Kholofelo’s company has grown to create jobs for about 50 people in just a few years of operation.

“Soon after registering my company the demand became so high that I ended up resigning as a school teacher,” she said.

“In the beginning, the business focused more on household cleaning services and domestic worker placement, but two years later we had to expand our services to the commercial and industrial market too,” she added.

In 2016,  Kholofelo attended an entrepreneurial training course at the National Youth Development Agency.

While she was still attending training, she learned that the NYDA had a grant programme for budding entrepreneurs and she applied for it.

“I specifically applied for grants to purchase equipment for my business because after winning a tender to provide services for the South African Revenue Services (SARS) we struggled to reach windows that were high up on the building,” she said.

“The application process took about a year. I received an amount of R49 000 from the NYDA in 2017 to buy equipment for my company.

“This helped my business to advance because we were able to provide services at SARS and the Steve Tshwete Municipality in the past year,” she added.

Her company recently expanded its services adding office cleaning, commercial and industrial cleaning to its list.

Among the 50 workers employed by Nengwenda, 35 are permanent and her company has also made it possible for close to 20 household domestic workers to be placed.

She said her future plans are to grow the business.

“I would like to expand my services into training cleaners in the hygiene field and also to become a business improvement coach or a business mentor at the NYDA,” she said.

– With Vuk’ uzenzele,also published HERE.

(edited by ZK)

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Stella invites young people to come walk into economic opportunities

The event will take place on 23 June 2018 in Ermelo.

Telecommunications deputy minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is inviting all young people in the Mpumalanga province to come form part of the Youth Walk Into Economic Opportunities event.

It will be held at Ermelo’s AJ Swanepoel sports ground on the Saturday of 23 June 2018.

The deputy minister said the event will “seek” to show young people the opportunities available in government.

The community is invited to come join officials as they walk from the Gert Sibande district municipality to the AJ Swanepoel sports ground.

Ndabeni-Abrahams said an exhibition centre will be set at the stadium and the youth will have the chance to apply for bursaries, apply for jobs, develop CVs as well as registering companies.

Entertained with cultural groups, bands and bikers, the youth will also have the opportunity to talk to government.

“This outreach programme seeks to expose you to the array of opportunities that are available in government,” she said.

(edited by MLM)

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