A community trust has acquired ownership of two farms in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands with interests in forestry, cattle and an essential oil business, supported by Mondi and its business development arm, Mondi Zimele.
Small Business Development & Support Success Stories
Forced to stop work for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, self-made entrepreneur Mondli Nsibande relied on relief funding and business support from Mondi Zimele to keep his business going and complete a big housing renovation project.
Silby and Sweleni Khumalo are partners in business and in life. They own a land management business, Silby Construction, which has secured a breakthrough land management contract with Tronox (mining) at the Obanjeni Reserve near Mtunzini.
After working in forestry for 12 years, Sonnyboy Mavuso started growing vegetables to feed the kids at a crèche in Iswepe.
Zwelethini Lushaba and Nonjabulo Thwala run a small-scale farming operation in the rural Wagendrift area outside Piet Retief.
Audrey Ndlovu is the driving force behind Umzamo Analytical Services, a coal testing laboratory service located in South Africa’s coal belt.
The establishment of an abattoir in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands has provided a ready market and slaughtering service for emerging, small-scale livestock farmers, and created 26 jobs.
Sugeshnee Naidoo is a determined entrepreneur who has overcome many obstacles to establish Enermous Investments.
Now, more than 20 years later, the resin tapping business in South Africa has been reborn thanks to a revival in the international market and timely intervention by Mondi Zimele.