From earning R1 250 to building a R1.6bn company, meet Khudusela Pitje

From earning R1 250 to building a R1.6bn company, meet Khudusela Pitje

- In 2005, Khudusela Pitje founded New GX Capital - a black owned investment company

- Pitje had to work hard to succeed and he started with a monthly salary of just R1 250

- However, he made a promise to his late father, which he was determined to fulfil

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He went on to write "I will make you proud," across it and it was a promise he fulfilled. Today, the company has an annual turnover of R1.6 billion, however, the journey towards success was a hard one and it cost Pitje one marriage.

Entrepreneur.com reported Pitje lost his father in 1997 and his death had a big impact on his life. Pitje reportedly kept the newspaper article announcing the death of his dad, whom was the former Mayor of Mamelodi.

He went on to write "I will make you proud" across it and it was a promise he fulfilled.

Pitje worked hard and he spent hundreds of hours in personal development workshops and the office.

However, he revealed it took a lot out of his first marriage but he was determine to not let it happen for a second time.

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From earning R1250 to building a R1.6bn company, meet Khudusela Pitje

Pitje and his wife. Photo credits: Khudusela Pitje/Facebook.
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Pitje now owns a business worth billions and he hopes it will reach a market cap of R10 billion in the next decade.

However, Briefly.co.za gathered Pitje came from humble beginnings. After his father died, Pitje's mother lost everything and she needed to take a job at Netcare in Rosebank.

She could keep them alive and pay the mortgage, however, his mother could no longer afford their school fees.

He had to drop out of St Andrew’s College (SAC), but thanks to the headmaster, Pitje got a second chance.

The principal reached out to Lindsay Saker, which footed Pitje's all-inclusive bursary.

Pitje revealed after matric, Lindsay Saker continued to fund his education. He pursued a degree at Wits University and he worked full time through their traineeship programme, earning a measly R1 250 a month.

"But I wanted to work in an accounting environment — I knew that was the foundation I needed if I was going to build something incredible,” he revealed.

Pitje's hard work and dedication paid off and today he is the head of a successful company.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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