Episode 17

Nokwazi Mzobe: Founder & CEO Matoyana – Supporting Survivalist Entrepreneurs, From Consulting to Content Creation.

Nokwazi Mzobe is the founder and lead consultant at Matoyana, an entrepreneurship & sustainability focused consulting firm in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is also an author, coach and adjunct lecturer. Her first book, The Small Business Handbook, is a guide created for start-up and early stage businesses. It is available in English and isiZulu. She also creates content for her business blog, as well as other platforms.

She has over 8 years work experience with Procter & Gamble and Nokia International, working across the Middle East and Africa in Logistics, Marketing & Finance roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal; an Honors Degree from Wits University and an MBA from Hult International Business School. She sits on the Board of Trustees of the National Children and Violence Trust; is a Business Coach to youth social entrepreneurs and through Matoyana – is empowering 22 female business owners, who run play schools in Diepsloot, one of South Africa’s most impoverished communities.

Nokwazi’s African Business Story is dedicated to making knowledge accessible so people can create their own opportunities and solve their own problems. Some of her goals include the creation of a social innovation fund for survivalist entrepreneur and the localization of business knowledge – making business information available in local languages in South Africa. She lives by the saying “The best way to predict the future, is to create it” ~ Abraham Lincoln.

Hosts & Guests

Akaego Okoye

Nokwazi Mzobe: Founder & CEO Matoyana

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