- A young South African man developed his own paint brand business after he lost his mother because he still wanted to make her proud
- Bonga Masoka did not have a lavish life growing up and vowed to buy his mother a home but was unable to as she passed away
- Bonga's mom's passing inspired him to start his own company and provide households with quality paint that they can afford
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A young South African man has started his own paint brand after the passing of his mother. Bonga Masoka dreamt to one day build his mother a house of her own as she lived in a one-bedroom house in Johannesburg.
Sadly, Bonga's mother passed away in 2012 before he could provide her with the home he dreamt about. Her passing fuelled him to work hard and in 2017 he started a company that manufactures paint.
Bonga says he grew up in a house that was not made out of bricks and his mother's passing became the reason behind him starting an affordable and good quality paint brand. His journey to owning his own brand was a long one, but definitely worth it.
After studying graphic design at Central Johannesburg College and then obtaining a degree in Public Policy and Politics at the University of Cape Town, Bonga joined a mining and agriculture business.
He later started working for a company that he says was interested in paint formulation. In an interview with Business Insider, Bonga said:
"I think what attracted me to the formulation the most is that it had been researched and developed for over 30 years with the intention of finding the perfect balance between affordability and quality."
JacarandaFM reported that the young man was born to a single mother who sold food and second-hand clothing out of a trolley in order to provide for her family. Bonga says he was "born into entrepreneurship".
Masoka says that each home has a story, yet very few have the colour they deserve.
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Nhlanhla Nciza's son opening his own business at just 18 years old. Nhlanhla Nciza is one proud mommy after her son achieved a major goal. The songstress took to social media to gush that her boy, Nkule, is officially the owner of a barbershop.
Nkule, who is more popularly known as his stage name Ciza, seems to be committed to creating his own legacy but having well-known parents like Nhlanhla and TK Nciza obviously helps too.
The 18-year-old is the owner of Legends Barbershop franchise in Rosebank. His doting mother took to Instagram to post about the new barbershop.
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