He cried when he dropped out of university but he's smiling now

He cried when he dropped out of university but he's smiling now

- He was forced to give up his dream of being an engineer

- Life had other plans for Sandile and he started a logistics company and has been smiling ever since

- Sandile is proof that being successful is possible but it requires hard work and determination

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Sandile Ntuli was forced to abandon his engineering studies due to financial reasons and had no idea what life had in store for him.

At 37, he is now the proud owner of a thriving logistics company which transports coal in the Ulundi mining sector as well as long haulage across the country.

Briefly.co.za learned that from knowing almost nothing about logistics to being the winner of the Business Achiever Awards as well as being crowned the Entrepreneur of the Year. To top all of that he was also named the Logistical Services Business of the Year according to timeslive.co.za.

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He began his business by being subcontracted to a white-owned company.

“I had only one truck when I got that contract and bought three more and we ended up with four trucks working in the coal mines. Just when we thought we have arrived, we lost the contract.”

Fortune was on his side and he soon won another contract, this was when he approached Ithala bank for a loan to replace some of his trucks, which were faulty.

“Ithala gave me a R27 million loan and we were able to buy brand new trucks. I had to work very hard to make it work because the business is all I had. I didn’t have a degree to fall back on if I failed,” he said.

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Logistic services is a predominantly white-dominated industry and breaking into the market was not easy for Sandile.

Photo Source: timeslive.co.za

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