- Tshilidzi Matshidzula is the majority owner of dairy farm Matshibele Pty (Ltd)
- He started off as an employee at the farm and ended up buying a 40% stake
- His story has inspired thousands of South Africans on social media
Tshilidzi Matshidzula is yet another example of Black excellence — he went from being a dairy farm employee to its majority owner.
Briefly.co.za learned that 30-year-old Tshilidzi joined Matshibele Pty (Ltd), a dairy farm in Port Elizabeth, as a trainee in 2007.
He had just completed his National Diploma in animal production at Tshwane University of Technology, TimesLIVE reports.
The farm had 49 cows and was owned by 18 members. Within months, Tshilidzi was tasked with managing it.
Over the following two years, he and two other partners bought out the other members. Tshilidzi now owns 40 percent of the farm while his two partners own 30 percent each.
Under their control, the farm has grown tremendously. It now has over 800 cows that produce approximately 4million litres of milk every year.
The farm has partnered with Coega Dairy, which distributes the milk to retail outlets across the country.
In the process, Tshilidzi and his partners have created permanent jobs for 15 workers. Their farm also won the 2018 Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (YAFF) Award.
Tshilidzi's success has inspired thousands of South Africans on social media.
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