Shandis Footwear; Moja Chicken
Letlhogonolo Motseeng, 35, is the owner and founder of Moja Chicken and Shandis footwear. He started Moja Chicken from scratch, using his savings, after he was retrenched.
In less than two years he was already franchising the business, employing over 40 people and had nine stores running. Six months ago, Letlhogonolo started Shandis Footwear. Coming from a village in rural North West and not having tertiary education has not stopped him setting up two successful businesses.
His advice to entrepreneurs is, “Be patient, be resilient, and always understand that life is not fair for anyone, you just have to make the best out of it.” Letlhogonolo aims to inspire and empower the youth, especially those from rural areas and townships, because of the lack of opportunities and resources. “My goal and drive are always about creating jobs for other people and showing other young black kids from rural areas and townships that it is possible.”
Grade 12, Joseph Saku Secondary School
- 2021 National Youth Development Agency Trailblazer
- Best junior sales consultant at Avbob
When I was 11 years old in grade five, I started selling sweets at school, being the first child in my generation at school to introduce selling. When I was about 16 I also used to work at local public phones and spaza shops every day after school. All that gave birth to the entrepreneur and businessman that I am today.
You should have made sure that you further your studies after matric and focus on business studies and business development.
Better and stable economy with more job creation and opportunities.