Entrepreneurial achievement

Business owner Sivu Mongo, centre, flanked by Alex T Qunta, provincial manager at the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) and Zaida Jackson, branch manager at Seda.

Khayelitsha’s Ziyahlanjwa Laundry Services was awarded with an entrepreneurial achievement certificate during a graduation ceremony for the Women Enterprise Coaching Programme, hosted by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) at the River Club in Salt River on Friday.

The business is owned by couple, Sivu and Justice Mongo who started the business on a very small scale with a second-hand washing machine.

To date they have more than 500 clients in Khayelitsha and the surrounding areas. Sivu, who was also a participant in the programme, thanked Seda for business development support that made the business be what it is today.

Seda has assisted the business with marketing tools and access to funding. The award recognises small businesses with outstanding achievements. The Women Enterprise Coaching Programme aims to assist to assist women owned businesses to grow and empower them to develop their efficiencies and competencies.

“We want to make these businesses more dynamic and agile so that they can quickly adapt to the continuous changes in the business ecosystem. We had a wonderful group of ladies who participated in the programme and we are exceptionally proud and grateful for their enthusiasm and passion they displayed throughout programme,” said Lusanda Dyan, programme co-ordinator.