SA Celebrates Umlazi Woman After Opening Her Own Bread Shop in the Township: "Black Excellence"

SA Celebrates Umlazi Woman After Opening Her Own Bread Shop in the Township: "Black Excellence"

  • Hlengiwe Shandu, a young woman from Umlazi, Durban, has opened her own bread shop business, Gemisquare Bakeries
  • Hollywood Bets donated a branded 12m container to Hlengiwe as part of the company's initiative to support women-owned businesses throughout the country
  • Hlengiwe's bakery became well known in Umlazi during the July unrest in KZN when there was a shortage of it in the country

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Hlengiwe Shandu has been hailed as an example of black excellence after opening her own bread shop. Image: Kasi Economy
Source: Facebook

South Africans have praised a young woman, Hlengiwe Shandu, from Umlazi, Durban, for opening her own bread shop business.

Umlazi woman opens bread shop

A post of her huge entrepreneurial milestone was shared on Facebook by Kasi Economy and shows Hlengiwe proudly standing outside her container store, Gemisquare Bakeries.

According to Hollywood Bets, the branded 12m container was donated to Hlengiwe as part of the company's initiative to support women-owned businesses throughout the country.

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Gemisquare Bakeries became well known in Umlazi during the July unrest in KZN. They provided essential items to the community, including bread, when there was a shortage of it in the country, Hollywood Bets adds.

Briefly News also covered her story in 2022, celebrating the self-made bakery owner.

Mzansi praises bread bakery owner

Many netizens responded to the Facebook post with congratulatory messages and encouraging words for Hlengiwe, who has inspired many and shines as a beacon of hope in her township.

Tseko Rich Motsohle said:

"She's an inspiration ♥️."

AyandamaNdosi Shiwane commented:

"We're proud of you Hle Shandu keep up the amazing work. Black Excellence all the way ❤️."

Candley Seroba replied:

"Young African black excellent ."

Linah Mbatha commented:

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" Congratulations."

Noni Mkhize wrote:

"Congratulations Ngicela usivulele namathuba emsebenzini."

Innocent Dumisani Msimango said:

"Wow! ."

Woman hawks fresh veggies on side of the road

Elsewhere, Briefly News previously reported that Mzansi is all for determined entrepreneurs who make it their business to hustle hard daily so they can realise their dreams of making it big one day.

Such is the case for a Twitter user, @Asa_Jikwana, who merrily took to social media to put her brilliance on full display as a vegetable hawker who grows her own produce in Centane near Butterworth in the Eastern Cape. The lively lass shared images of the lush green vegetable stock she hawks to the community.

"Sesilapha ke ngoku sizothengisa le veg siyivune egadini yethu (We are here now to sell this veg and harvest it in our garden)," read the caption, with a smiling face with smiling eyes.

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