Their name says it all – Leisurely Living – Less Work, More Leisure. By taking away the household work, they hope to give people more leisure time whether it is used for family time, self-care or just breathing a bit.
Your Cleaning Team refers to belonging - a very basic need every human being desires. Their offering is therefore kind of holistic and healing.
Being new in Port Elizabeth and having to re-position herself in the market during Covid times, Renee started her company Leisurely Living Home Cleaning Services with the intent of making an instant difference right now. She decided on this after thinking and taking inventory of what tools she had in her toolkit from the past.
Her favorite saying is: “Do all that you can, with what you have, from where you are.”
Lona Thomas is a seasoned Public Relations Practitioner, Public Speaker and Photographer based in Port Elizabeth. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of Makoena Media which is a small PR, Communications, Marketing and Media company. She started off her career while she was still in university by forming part of the Public Relations Office of SASCO as well as becoming chairperson of the Student Rights Organisation in 2013. This kickstart gave her a clear direction that she wanted to follow a career in PR. 2015 she worked as an intern at the NMU (then Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) School of Accounting, and 6 months into the internship, she becam the Marketing and Engagement Coordinator, working closely with the universities Marketing team. In 2017, she decided to register Makoena Media- a company named after her grandmothers clan name, who raised her. Reason for Makoena Media is that she has a passion for branding and public relations. As a "side-hustle", she was offering PR and graphic design services under Makoena Media.
Lona hopes to- through her "never die" attitude- to inspire people, young and old, to strive for greatness in all one does, and to always set attainable goals for themselves.
Cardonhof Nursery and Sardinia Bay Kennels are family run businesses. The Cardonhoff Nursery is a lockdown inspired farm style nursery in the Sards Valley. The Sardinina Bay Kennels on the other hand facilitates with pet grooming, dog training, and premium pet boarding services. They also offer home obedience classes and dog equipment and accessories.
Black Bar Technologies, is an ICT, Media and Design Company. The company has developed an online platform and business development stall developed by Masibulele Gqiza. The stall offers quick and professional services to small, medium and large businesses. The Mall offers entrepreneurs a platform to interact with their wide range of business services like Business Registrations, Corporate Identity, Website, App, ICT system development and domain hosting, and is your one-stop shop for all business development, all at a click of a button.
The online store was developed and is maintained by Black Bar Technologies. Here in this online mall, Clients can acquire space where they can also showcase their products and services, run marketing campaigns, interact with prospective clients, accept online payments and leverage on the marketing of their services at affordable prices.
Debt Counselling is a voluntary process created by Government in the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 to assist/enable over-indebted citizens.
Looking for assistance with your debt?
Do not be ashamed to take the first step and ask for help with your debt. With the current economy and regular increase of costs of basic needs, people are more and more in debt and in need of help.
Most people are too proud to ask for assistance before it is too late. If you feel you are in need of help or creditors are phoning you frequently asking when you are making your next payment…
you need to be realistic and take that first step to getting help.
Benefits of Debt counselling.
· Tailored payment structure to suit your individual needs
· One affordable monthly instalment
· Installments reduced by up to 50%
· Have sufficient funds for living expenses
· Credit Providers must communicate with your Debt Counselor, not you
· You will be Legally protected against your creditors
With no start up capital at hand…they took the leap of faith and started up the business with 10 pairs of ladies' slippers. Yes that’s how they started. They sold the 10 pairs of ladies' slippers and from there they expanded to ladies' shoes and then expanded further to Genesis Style Clothes which are locally manufactured in South Africa. They are proud to be in business with their supplier for their ladies clothes, as the owners are also born again believers and they have always supplied them with an extremely good quality of clothes.
Their business is not where they want it to be yet but Nicole can surely say God has been Faithful. Last year during the hard lock down level 4 their business qualified to buy a car which they were able to buy, as transportation was quite a challenge. She can remember how her husband use to do their deliveries on foot regardless of the weather. There were times especially during winter that he would walk an entire day delivering items to their customers.
They are truly blessed to be where they are currently especially seeing that they don’t have formal training in Business yet.
They are thankful to God who has carried their business this far and trust He will help them carry it further.
The main reason for starting their Business was to aid them financially in the Ministry. And it would not have been possible without God’s help and their loyal customers who have become much more that just customers. They believe in what they do and therefore continue to support them and they are thankful to each and every one of them.
Andre Swartbooi started his career in the automotive industry in 2006 at Acoustex as a graduate. He subsequently left and worked for Volkswagen both locally and abroad in the Purchasing department. His focus was on the localization of product and the implementation of localization objectives between VW South Africa and Germany Purchasing.
Andre also worked at Federal Mogul South Africa, looking after OEM and Aftermarket Sales, Projects and Business Development.
During the time away from Acoustex, Andre completed various Management degrees which included the Management Development Programme and Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
In 2017, he returned to Acoustex to head up Business Development and Projects. The project management requirements have grown due to the substantial growth of the company. In this area he manages a team of 7 project engineers who are responsible for the launch and implementation of new parts in the process.
In 2020 he was made a Director in the Acoustex Group, with his focus being on new technologies, acquisitions and new business partnerships
In its 26th year, the Exporter of the Year Awards is hosted annually to acknowledge the achievements of Eastern Cape exporters and service providers in the province. Acoustex is proud to have been announced as the winner of the Exporter of the Year 2021
Tune into this show to find out more about the strategies, values and goals they have adopted in order to be successful in the Automotive Industry, despite all the current challenges.
Howard Zondo is the author of: “Young Black and Powerful”, “Lessons from a Domestic Worker” and “Why do teenagers find parents boring?”
He is also a certified Independent Leadership and Performance Coach and an International Speaker
Howard grew up hating himself during childhood as he suffered from low self-esteem, due to not fitting into the socially perceived ‘perfect skin’ tone. He never believed he could attain anything in life or even be worthy of achieving success. To him, being dark in complexion was true, the worst curse anyone could ever experience. Moreover, he was living in a shack, being raised by a single parent who fend for them as a domestic workers.
Howard overcame his circumstances when pain met purpose as he discovered his true self through public speaking. He narrated his mess into a motivational message and became an author of
the now-international book “Young Black and Powerful” which he wrote at the age of 15.
Sibusiso Nengovhela 26 is from Witbank in Mpumalanga. He has always been entrepreneurial and focused on business from a young age. Co-Founder and CEO of SOUTHAIL, Sibusiso Nengovhela has always envisioned a great way of applying entrepreneurial ideals to a fixed form of business.
He is a future BCom Graduate and with experience in other businesses such as financial investments (Ingrovest), UX/UI Design and Tech (Curora), and property investments (Huvdon Properties).
SOUTHAIL (2021/428358/07) is a 100% black-owned South African
company, specializing in logistics, construction, and mining. Through innovation and effective business practices, SOUTHAIL aims to change the mundane process of managing assets in business.
Their vision is to change the method of managing assets in the logistics, construction, and mining industry. Their mission is to consistently optimize processes by creating a profitable management strategy while remaining transparent.
Their core values include transparency, reliability, efficiency, honesty, and innovation.
Returning to Port Elizabeth 8 years ago, Annelize was in awe of just how many entrepreneurs there were who were making the most beautiful handmade crafts and more importantly a living from their handmade items. The challenge lay in finding the right market that could dedicate itself to hand crafts from the Eastern Cape only. Annelize has also gone to great lengths to keep herself out of the ‘spotlight’ as she wants attendees to see the market as a ‘team of creatives’ rather than have them focus on the organiser.
And as the saying goes ‘be the change you want to see’, she took up the challenge to create the right environment that was dedicated to hand craft minus imports. “It can’t be done”, she was told, there just aren’t enough “crafty” people to dedicate a market to this. Well that is where so many were wrong. Locally Yours currently has a list of 237 entrepreneurs who fall within this category of which 95% do this as their primary source of income. And this list grows weekly with the current economic climate.
It is of vital importance to Annelize that each vendor is given the opportunity to own their category and for that reason you will not see any duplicates at their market or shop. The duplicates referred to here are over traded categories like jewellery and clothing. They also encourage their vendors to ‘evolve’ so that when they return to future events they broaden their product horizons to include new variants, styles or designs.
Legacy Queen Brand is a Gqeberha based business solely owned by Lorraine Dilata Zingelwa. Her aim is to leave a legacy for generations to come, hence her business name Legacy Queen. She is energetic , brilliant, beautiful, hard worker, self motivated and reliable. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Studies and majored both in Communication Science and Public Administration which was obtained through Unisa in 2018. She is fully employed in one of the government departments in Gqeberha. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and self development.
Legacy Queen Brand has currently four businesses under its umbrella and is intending to expand. The business started operating in 2014 as Legacy Queen Mobile Nail Artists, doing nails at the comfort of the client’s preferred space as well as at home. It was then formally registered in 2017. In 2018, the second baby was born and was named Legacy Queen Burial Scheme where their target market being mostly the under privileged. They developed quite affordable covers to cater for the employed as well as the unemployed.
In July 2020, during the hit of the pandemic, a new baby was born again which is Legacy Queen Cookie Room. They started distressing through baking and in no time it turned to a profitable and
operational business. It is the busiest of all their businesses.
Legacy Queen Academy was formally launched in June 2021. They saw the need because they are based in the location where they are exposed to all the challenges children face e.g drugs, unemployment, teenage pregnancy etc. They started the Academy in March 2021 with 13 children and formally launched in June 2021 with 21 children both girls and boys and had about 100
attendees in the event and currently has 23 children both boys and girls. It has many programs which it exposes the children to and the current project running in the Legacy Queen Annual Spelling