Meet Mokgadi Mabela: The black woman making a buzz in the honey industry

Meet Mokgadi Mabela: The black woman making a buzz in the honey industry

On Wednesday, South Africans were introduced to 31-year-old Mokgadi Mabela, a third-generation beekeeper who started her own honey business.

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In honour of #womensday, Social media user Sure Kamhunga shared Mabela’s story on his Twitter account.

‏”#WomensDay 31 year-old Mokgadi Mabela, 3rd generation beekeeper who learned beekeeping from her father. Now supplying customers organic raw honey via her business, Native Nosi. She has over 400 beehives, plans to increase to 5000 within next 10 years,” Kamhunga captioned the post.

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Briefly.co.za learned Mabela founded Native Nosi in 2015 in Polokwane, where she began with only 140 beehives.

"I am aiming high and even if I end up not achieving that goal, I will be happy," Financial Mail quoted her saying.

The story inspired other social media users, who praised Mabela for taking control and starting her own business.

Mxolisi Mtho, who goes by the Twitter handle @mtho_mxolisi, commented: “Women Be No 1 but U, Be aware of your influential powers and how it's used, Be Queens & Mothers to all African Child, Be inviting, Be long living, Be forgiving, Be Not forgetful. Be boundless Energy, Be that last one, to remind our Kings that his obligations are far from finished.”
Another tweep, Manape (@manapemaphoto), added: “Proud of you sisters.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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