- Nokuthula Dladla once worked as a petrol attendant
- She is now the owner of Megaphase Roads and Civil company
- She has created jobs for more than 80 people
A 59-year-old woman from KwaZulu-Natal has scripted an amazing success story after rising from a petrol attendant position to CEO of her own company.
Nokuthula Dladla founded Megaphase Roads and Civil in 2009, GCIS Vuk'uzenzele reports. It provides transport sector services such as road signs, markings, and construction.
It has its headquarters in KwaZulu-Natal and has a branch in Johannesburg. It currently employs around 80 people, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Before starting her successful business, Dladla held various jobs, including as a petrol attendant and salesperson.
However, even a well-paying job in the banking sector couldn't dampen her ambition to be her own boss.
Dladla's entrepreneurial flair was soon evident and she won numerous awards. This includes overall winner of the Department of Trade and Industry's Technology for Women in Business Awards.
The inspiring business lady strongly believes in giving others a chance. Amazingly, she sold the signage manufacturing division of the company to four employees recently.
This is part of her empowerment and mentorship initiative. Dladla advised aspiring entrepreneurs to never give up:
Work hard on your dreams. Be willing to learn and to make sacrifices and remember there are many government entities willing to fund viable start-ups.
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