- Journalist, mother and now entrepreneur Kamogelo Seekoei did not sit on her laurels when she lost her job in 2018
- Instead the go-getter who has worked for some of SA's elite publications started Kanna Media Production and the rest as they say is history
- Peeps online were inspired by the Johannesburg's woman's story of tenacity and determination to success despite the odds
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Founder and Editor of Ignited Woman Magazine Kamogelo Seekoei has gone from unemployment to the head of her magazine and peeps across Mzansi are ecstatic for her.
Seekoei took to her LinkedIn profile to share her courageous story of guts and determination.
“In 2018 I unceremoniously lost my job. As if there were no labour laws in the country, my former boss came in and announced that we have all been placed on discretionary leave (still don’t know what this is). This was the end.”
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With no clear trajectory in sight, Seekoei almost lost hope, but an idea sparked a business plan. She is now the CEO of Kanna Media Production and on her LinkedIn profile she describes herself as a:
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“Trailblazing media tech practitioner with a niche interest in women.”
Seekoei has previously worked for notable publications such as the Sowetan, Mail & Guardian, Free State Times, and The New Age. Her followers on LinkedIn were quick to congratulate her achievement.
Peggy Mongoato said:
“Our best fight is in the getting up and you are fighting really good! So inspiring! May I also have more details on the magazine?”
Gotse Molebatsi wrote:
“Yeah we meet things along the way neh! but it all comes down to yourself as to how are you going to bounce back, Big ups my sister.”
Siphiwe Nzelwane said:
“You have always had a fighting spirit, the few times we worked together, I saw the fighter in you! Positivity all the way!”
Elfas Torerai reacted:
“Keep up the positive spirit, it’s the best tonic to overcoming life's vicissitudes, including the fateful 2018 setback.”
Fawzia Moodley reacted:
“As they say when one door closes another opens. Well done Kamo.”
Sharon Tshabalala added:
“And now you can serve - which on its own brings a lot of rewards...”
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In more news about women breaking business barriers, Briefly News wrote about Sithabile Mazibuko of Newcastle, who wowed Mzansi with her entrepreneurial drive and her absolutely divine ice-creams. Pictures of her treats have South Africans drooling as they head into summer.
It's not hard to see Mazibuko as an inspiration as she literally "started from the bottom" and took the steps needed to pursue her dream and rake in the cash.
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Fear and doubt are expected but that didn't stop this powerhouse as she used the little resources she had to open her business.
Images of her ice-creams had social media buzzing as people flooded to the comments section on a post shared by Briefly News to show support or find out where they can get their sweet treat.
Source: Briefly News