Keitumetse Ntshole on Being a Woman in Petroleum & Manufacturing

Keitumetse Ntshole Founder of Kaone Ngwedi

We are excited for you to meet Keitumetse Ntshole, the founder of Kaone Ngwedi.

As you know, here at SYH, we are inspired by men and women that go all out for what they are passionate about, we are inspired by their hustle and the spirit of perseverance, and Keitumetse Ntshole’s journey is one that inspires us.

Learn how she got her hustle together to birth Kaone Ngwedi:

Who is Keitumetse Ntshole, tell us about the entrepreneur in you?

Keitumetse Ntshole is a 27 year old single mom to a 4 year old princess, she is a fierce fearless go getter,  a goal oriented individual, who doesn’t only think outside the box but thinks of what she can do with the box!

 

When did it all start? How did you birth the idea of Kaone Ngwedi?

Kaone Ngwedi was birthed in 2015, with a cellphone, laptop and just an idea, while working in one of Gauteng’s biggest electricity suppliers, that was my first official job but I knew then and there I wasn’t meant to be an employee, it was not my calling, I then left to run a Petroleum filling station that was when I knew I was on the right path, the business world was calling my name and I am answering..

Kaone Ngwedi (Pty) Ltd is a 100% black female owned multi-disciplinary company established in 2015. We conduct our business to both the Public & Private Sector. We are a committed team which works with clients big and small across a range of sectors. The company comprises of 3 divisions; Kaone Ngwedi Construction and Site Maintenance, Kaone Ngwedi General Supplies and Kaone Ngwedi fuels . Kaone Ngwedi also manufactures Cleaning Chemical Detergents, PPE ( Personal Protective Equipment)

 

From the time that you decided to pursue this business, what challenges have you faced?

I honestly think it’s a challenge starting a business with no capital, I built it from my own pocket it was even more difficult especially with the responsibility of being a single parent, am raising 2 kids now ( my daughter and my business) and a business gestational period takes way longer than a real child, it’s a learning experience though.

 

How did you overcome them?

Simple, I didn’t give up, I didn’t let being broke stop me from dreaming and getting what I want it may take me years to reach the level I want but I will get there, and that’s all I have ever needed to know

How do you push through your worst times? What keeps you motivated?

Honestly my bank account, lol, my account doesn’t scream “ you can sleep in today” my name is not on the Forbes list so I don’t have a reason to not hustle hey, and mostly my daughter motivates me, I want her to have everything she desires, this is her legacy, it’s her name on it, so I must make her proud

 

Congratulations on Kaone Ngwedi. How are you marketing your business now, what has worked for you so far?

Social media is playing a big role in marketing our business and products, Facebook and Twitter more so, has allowed us to expand our client base nationwide..

 

If you were not doing Kaone Ngwedi, would you have followed a traditional career and be locked in a 9 to 5 job? If yes, what would it be

I am currently completing my Law degree so, I would probably be a Lawyer, actually it’s the plan, I don’t think it will lock me down to a typical 9-5 routine, it’s going to fit in well together with what I am already doing

 

What is the advice that you would give to someone who is starting a business in 2018?

Don’t worry about what your neighbour is doing, start with what you have and run after your destiny

 

What can we expect from Kaone Ngwedi in 2018 and beyond?

Expect big things, we will be moving in spaces which people wouldn’t think black females won’t succeed in, we are going to break barriers and change the status quo.

#womeninmanufacturing

#womeninpetroleum

 

How can people find you online?

Personal: FB – @tumintshole

Insta and twitter @keitu_ntshole

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