- A third-year accounting student at the Durban University of Technology is making waves after starting his own company
- Nkanyiso Dlamini from Pietermaritzburg started Ruth Concepts Home Décor due to his passion and talent of handcrafting
- Nkanyiso spoke to Briefly.co.za about his background and the hard work that got him to where he is today
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A third-year accounting student at Durban University of Technology (DUT) has landed a business deal with Rustic K Home Décor, a company that sells home décor and decorative accessories. Nkanyiso Dlamini, 27, is from Elandskop in Pietermaritzburg.
Nkanyiso is the founder of his own company called, Ruth Concepts Home Décor. The company specialises in the design and production of home décor furniture such as coffee tables, mirror clocks, ottomans and items made from tires.
In an interview with Briefly.co.za, Nkanyiso said he comes from a disadvantaged family and that he was the first one in his home to get a tertiary education.
"I noticed that the community of Esongoh had many poor families, therefore it was in my heart that I will be the solution by helping kids like me through having my own company. That's where I realised I had to do accounting to be good with numbers."
Nkanyiso believes that he is an inspiration because of his background.
"I am still a student but over and above it all I was able to work hard and grow my business. I always have people who come to me for advice and my peers always tell me that I inspire them."
Nkanyiso takes the environment into consideration with his work. He said:
"I was told that nature worships God, then I realised I had to respect the environment. During my first year at DUT I joined a programme called 'Green Campus Initiative' and that is how the passion of being environmentally friendly was born.
"I was born with a talent of handcrafting and my business idea was then intrigued by the love that I have for the environment and the talent that I have. Hence, I decided to start something that will compliment my skills and passions while making money."
In other news about students making waves, Briefly.co.za recently reported on 2 brilliant students that developed an app that helps young people make money. South Africa has no shortage of bright young minds and Lebogang Dludlu and Vuyo Mbalane prove it.
The students developed a mobile app that allows other people to request that volunteers stand in queues for them at a price. This allows young people to generate an income while helping the sick and elderly to stay off their feet until it's their turn to be helped - and that's only one of the cool features of Lebogang and Vuyo's app.
Speaking to Briefly.co.za in a Q&A, the duo opened up about their success, life and who inspires them to push for greatness.
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