An interview with Rory Dayile.
Rory Dayile, the “R” is for Royalty, is a proud mother, business owner and self-taught nail artist, based in Port Elizabeth. She's been doing nails for 4 going on 5 years now under Royal Nails PE. The business was established during her second year of studying and is still sustaining her after varsity.
She enjoys her line of work as its a therapy to both herself and the clients. She is still working alone, however hopes to expand in the near future. She is in charge of the day to day operations of the business, which is getting more challenging as business is growing.
Being a mother has added more sparkle to her whole life and business experience, she always says that she is a mother of two. The business and her baby.
She graduated from Nelson Mandela University in 2018, with a diploma in Management, specializing in Retail.
Royal Nails PE was also featured on Destiny Magazine the same year, which has been a huge highlight in her business career.
This year she wants to continue growing in the right places and thrive in the right places. Both in business and personally.
Running a business and being a young mother has its challenges, but again, if you never push yourself to the limit, you’ll never see the view.
An interview with Luigi.
Luigi is a gospel rapper and entrepreneur from Oudtshoorn Western Cape South Africa. His career started at primary school level as an opera singer and has won various achievements. At high school level he was part of a group called D.F.O.M (Dynamic friends on the move) and has released a CD titled D.F.O.M. Luigi was also part of the group B.O.S (Boys of Society), Rainbow Fm presenter, Band Positive Force of the father of Dawnay artist, Band Arcades, Kanna award winning cabaret KKNK festival 2001 and 45 degrees KKNK festival.
He also has a clothing line named after his hit single hier Kom n ding.
An interview with Prophet Daniel Sabwelera on the topic, "Impartation".
An interview with Daniel Auxance Botwa
Daniel Auxance Botwa is a qualified quality engineer and serial entrepreneur. His journey of becoming an entrepreneur started when he was a very young boy around 6 or 7 years. He used to see his aunt, who was just a nurse, own two pharmacies and two bakeries in their town. His grandma was the one who initiated him into business.
His very first attempt to do business was at high school, where he used to sell geography printed images of plants, rivers, mountains ect. From there he tried so many other things which started well but did not last.
Few years down the line he came to South Africa to study, still being business minded and began renting houses to students. From house renting he tried to start a cab company which also did not go so well.
After his graduation he got a contract at Nelson Mandela University then he created a company called CAEGSERVICE which is still running to date.
An interview with Deep Cleaning Services Company.
DCSC was established in 2020 in Gqeberha. They offer commercial and residential deep cleaning services to the city at large, on mattresses, carpets, couches and car interior detail cleaning.
You can email them: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit their website at:
An interview with Isithembiso Babies Home.
Isithembiso Babies Home is a registered NPO, providing a place of safety for babies from newborn to 3 years old, who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned. As a temporary safe care home, they are able to care for a maximum of 6 children per home. They nurture, love and help to develop their physical, emotional and cognitive abilities, while working hand-in-hand with social services to place each precious child with a foster or adoptive home or reunite them with their families. Since 2005 when the home opened its doors, they have cared for over 200 babies. They opened their second home in September 2018 and currently have 12 babies between their two homes.
An interview with Jacobus Meiring the owner of JPM Hand Forged Blades.
Jacobus Meiring is a single father of two beautiful girls aged 13 and 10 years. He worked in the construction industry for many years as a health and safety officer and site foreman but like many others the company he worked for was severely affected by Covid-19 and he was retrenched. The last few months have been extremely challenging so he decided to turn his full time hobby of hand forging blades, knives and axes into a new business to generate an income for his family. As a child he would sharpen things and convert them into knives and now he get to really focus on the creative side of hand forging by making amazing unique products.
There is nothing more satisfying than taking a piece of raw steel and creating custom made one of a kind blades for his clients and seeing how happy they are with the end product. He is receiving a number of orders through word of mouth referrals and his girlfriend, Barbara Morisse, has set up and manages his business pages on social media.
For anyone who would like to have a look at their products please follow him on:
Facebook: JPM Hand Forged Blades
Or contact him at: 071 139 3155
An interview with Tersia Muston the owner of Inside Outside Play.
With 14 years experience in counseling, Tersia recently did a course in Play and Art Therapy. She has a deep passion for children especially children that have a hard time, be it trauma, learning difficulties or just needing some extra input. As a mother to a special needs child she realized how important it is to have a back up system that can be there when you need them.
She believes that God has called her to fill a gap bringing, education, play time and faith together.
Diploma: Fully Accredited Child psychology
Diploma: Art Therapy
14 + years working experience as counselor
25 years experience in ministry
With her experience, running a children’s church of over a 1000 children, she can say that she has been through the fire. Now Tersia is focusing on smaller groups and their Craft and Praise mornings are just that. They have a time of praise, do a Bible theme for the day and do some crafts. Just what is needed to keep the little ones busy in a healthy, safe space.
She has a radio program coming soon, that will be available in podcast for the little ones to listen to whenever they want. And the Youtube channel is also getting a face-lift.
An interview with Thand’usana Babies Safe Home.
Thand’usana is a baby safe home, where they care for 6 at a time, abandoned, abused and neglected babies and toddlers, between the ages of birth to 3 years. They are a ministry of the Newton Park Methodist Church.
Their home was established on the 8th of October, 2008, and this year will be their 13th year operating . It was established by Rev. Audrey van Wyk, who thought there was a need for a baby home in their area.
Thand’usana Babies Safe Home is a non-profit, non-Governmental establishment, therefore donations are their main source of income.
Thand’usana is overseen by a Management Committee, which is comprised of volunteers and professionals, together with the home Coordinator. The organisation is audited on an annual basis by Mazars and strict controls are in place to ensure that all donations are used in the care of the children.
Their needs are firstly always cash, as they have bills and staff to pay. Formula, nappies, baby toiletries, which includes wet wipes and tissues are always needed. They also need groceries because they have toddlers they have to cook including other necessities.
They accept new and used clothing in good condition, any baby goods and toys. What they cannot use they re-distribute to other needy causes.
Checked in with Sherwin ft Lerato.
*Local YMCA provides school shoes for underprivileged learners*
Gqeberha, Eastern Cape- The YMCA Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) has launched a school shoe project with the aim to distribute close to 2 000 pairs of shoes to underprivileged learners in the metro.
YMCA NMB CEO, Lerato Lebopo, said that COVID-19 has impacted many households negatively and the organisation realised the challenge many learners were facing at the beginning of the school year, such as the lack of school shoes.
“One of the most heart-breaking things I’ve come across is that children are often sent back home from school for not wearing the correct school attire, which is unfortunate as some of these children come from severely underprivileged backgrounds with economically strained households. We want to give the kids pride and confidence knowing that they can walk to school in comfort,” she said.
Lebopo is elated that vehicle dealership Tavcor has agreed to provide a vehicle to enable the YMCA to deliver the shoes to needy schools in the metro. These schools were identified through community dialogue and by conducting school visits since its reopening last month. “Thanks to Tavcor we will be able to reach these schools conveniently over the next few weeks,” said Lebopo.
The distribution of the shoes commences on Monday, the 16th of March 2021.
The YMCA NMB, situated in Parkside, in Gqeberha’s northern areas, is an association that aims to empower youth through leadership, for information visit www.ymcanmb.co.za
Checked in with Sherwin ft Xolisa Mgwelo.
Xolisa is from Gqebera and was raised in Grahamstown. He calls himself a Change Maker because he aspires make a positive change in his own life and everyone around him. Xolisa talks about his personal journey and takes us through his future plans.
An interview with Thembelani 'Starlee' Cewu
Thembelani is a young Husband that grew in Motherwell in a family of four. He was born and brought up in Gqeberha, Motherwell. He was raised by a single mom and his grandmother who ensured they instilled good principles in him.
He is a child of God (a Christian) and has made a vow to live a life that represent who God is .
Thembelani is an entrepreneur by nature and is also known as 'Starlee'. He takes pride in everything his hands touch as he has so much faith in what God has laid in his heart.
Tune in tomorrow to hear his fantastic story and journey as an individual living in Gqeberha and as an entrepreneur.
An interview with Daniel Isrhaël-Mbula.
Daniel is a Mechanical Engineering student at NMU and attends Word of Life Student Church in Central. He enjoys sports, music, food, comedy and going to the beach with friends and often awestruck by God's creation when travelling or hiking with friends.
Grace Carrier's with Tanya ft Odette Schlumpf.
Odette taught English for 20 years at a high school, and then taught computers for 10 years. Sge took early retirement and bought a second hand sewing machine from a woman who taught quilting to beginners. She started quilting and discovered the love for sewing tiny little gifts. With a lot of prompting from her neighbour, who runs Yellow Design Studio, she finally decided to launch a business in her area. She asked Yellow Design Studio to launch the business on Facebook and since then she has been making and marketing what she calls "handy little gifts" through her Facebook page called Stocking Fillers. "What do I have in my hand"? God knows how to give you wealth because He's the source of wealth. All you need is to seek Him in all your ways and trust Him to give you ideas and innovations about how to make or create wealth with your own limited intellects only. Depend on God completely and He will direct your path (Proverbs 3:5-6). She has no material wealth (yet), but God has given her the most amazing wealth in relationships and family and friends..
An interview with Mbuso Mnisi.
Mbuso Mnisi is from Swaziland. He came to SA to study industrial engineering at NMU.
He is a Christian and got saved on the 16 January 2011. He recognized his sinful ways and sought the Lord.
His life has never been the same ever since and his love for God and His word has been increasing.
He completed his Btech and is operating a business called StepOut.
StepOut exposes the local people of Nelson Mandela bay to their entertainment platforms.
An interview with Varonique Philander.
Varonique is the Founder of Chaya Legal and Philander Attorneys and hails from Nelson Mandela Bay, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She is a young commercial lawyer and conveyancer who serves as a small business fire fighter by day and an aspiring tech entrepreneur by night. She completed her Bcom LLB in 2011 at Nelson Mandela University and has been practicing law for 6 years post articles. Her practice areas include contract law. company law, property law and deceased estates Varonique has also lectured law and is an avid business mentor. She believes that technology should be used to bring solutions to everyday problems with the aim of doing things better. She strives to bring #legal2thepeople and is currently busy with two innovative approaches to make law more accessible through technology. The Chaya Legal Online Community which is a legal education platform for early stage entrepreneurs and Legal Ascend, an online tool designed to assist executors, master's representatives and agents to administer a deceased estate quickly and easily.
Her quote: "She believes that by always challenging your potential, you will discover that you are capable of so much more"
An interview with Melanie Wallis.
Melanie has been an administrator for about 20 years. She has a passion for seeing systems and processes put in place that help your business grow. She started Mela's around 2018 officially at least, her core business is to offer creative women entrepreneurs help with their daily, monthly and yearly admin needs. Which means she offers services ranging from basic invoicing to full bookkeeping and payroll.
If you can think of an activity in a "normal" office with today's' technology that can all be done online. A major factor for business growth is that as a micro solo entrepreneur you wear all the hats. Melanie offers the option of outsourcing rather than employing your first administrative helper.
You can check out her website by clicking the link below: https://melasvaservices.co.za/
An interview with Sharon Munyaka.
Sharon holds a doctorate in industrial psychology from the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. She is a Registered Organisational Psychologist working across South Africa with the Health Professions Council (HPCSA) and has over 20 years experience. A firm believer in focusing on what is right with people, Sharon works at an individual, team and organisational level to positively transform behavior in the workplace.
Sharon is a strong facilitator and holds transformative conversations across all job levels. She utilises her broad skill base and diverse
toolkit to unlock potential and to move the conversation to where it needs to get to.
Checked in with Sherwin ft Yolanda Bukani.
Yolanda Bukani is a cancer survivor, motivational speaker and Spar Womens Challenge Ambassador. She is also the founder of the Yolanda Bukani Foundation, Managing Director of Black Excellence Events, Founder and CEO of Black Excellence Models.
An interview with Jocy Nair.
Jocy is a mission minded individual.
She is a school teacher at Alexander Road High School and previously worked at Kingsridge High school in King Williams Town.
She experienced the hand of God at the age of 30 when she had an emergency surgery on her head due to hydrocephalus. She had a shunt put in. She really felt God gave her a second chance at life and she served Him whole heartedly. Two years of medical challenges begun and was an unpleasant rollercoaster for her but God was with her through the journey and held her hand.
Jocy prayed about joining a church upon relocating to PE but the Lord led her to Gap where she became friends with a missionary, learnt about missions and attended her first mission conference.
She felt the Holy Spirit led her to India.
An interview with Sebastian Nolan Malgas.
Sabastian was born on 21 January 1982 Schauderville, Gqeberha . He is the last born of five siblings.
He matriculated in the year 1999 at David Livingstone Senior Secondary in Schauderville and unbeknownst to him at the time but on reflection, played a pivotal role in where and who he is today.
Before he finally committed in the year 2009, he grappled with the idea of going into ministry full time and for a few years he served as a youth leader on a local and district level. He accepted his calling and started with formal Theological studies in 2010 and completed this in 2018. He graduated in the same year and is now serving as a full time Pastor.
He is married to the love of his life, Tami Malgas. She is his high school sweetheart, best friend and confidant. Their union has blessed them with three beautiful daughters Tehillah (12), Tegan (8) and Tamar (1).
His passion, drive and heartbeat will always be people. If you come to understand the calling into ministry and the fulfilment in reaching out to those in need, whether it be just encouragement or sharing a bowl of soup, it brings about a joy that no money can buy. It is the manner in which Jesus lived by on this earth and the understanding that He came for people and a person just like you and I.