Small business owner's dream becomes a reality

Community News

A contract to supply goods is worth very little when you do not have the wheels to get your business moving. Monica Nappie, a local businesswoman, realised this very early on in her entrepreneurial journey.
Monica established Khaya Mnandi in 2014 to supply perishable goods, such as milk, coffee and the likes, to feeding schemes and caterers. When she started providing goods
to Kolomela, she needed a larger vehicle to help her stock up more efficiently.
Anglo American's Zimele initiative advised Monica to buy a bigger vehicle and do single trips instead of doing two trips to fill an order. Anglo American's Zimele helped her get a much better interest rate, which reduced the repayments
Monica said “The Kolomela Small Business Development Centre has made it possible for me, as a small local business, to be ab-le to grow my business. This is making me feel very emotional and proud.”
Khaya Mnandi has four permanent staff members and two temporary staff mem-bers in her employ, and hopes that one day her business will generate more local employment so that it will expand.
Kolomela Small Business Development Centre was established in 2012 to service the needs of local entrepreneurs. The cen-tre offers internet access, copying and printing facilities, training and mentoring for free to the communities living in the Tsantsabane area.
Furthermore, the centre offers access to funding through the Anglo Zimele Commu-nity Fund.
The centre is situated at 21 Main Street in Postmasburg and can be contacted on 053 313 7615.