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Zime Wezwe Creatives

Zime Nosipho Nxumalo, 20, is the founder and owner of Zime Wezwe Creatives, a software development company under the guidance of Innobiz DUT (Durban University of Technology).

The company is spearheading the challenge of alleviating corruption and facilitating transparency within the real estate transaction process through the use of blockchain technology that has the potential to completely disrupt the real estate industry through its ability to foster transparency, and lower transaction fees and time.

As a second-year bachelor in information and communications technology at the DUT, at the age of 19, Zime was invited to deliver a lecture on “Industry Disruptive Technologies” to final-year master’s students at Northpark University of Chicago. She also represented Africa at the Winter Global Masters School programme at the University of Missouri, US, based on a trilateral agreement between the three universities Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences, the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK), Finland.

Zime was selected as DUT’s Huawei Campus Ambassador for 2022 and was the recipient of Innobiz’s Most Improved Business of the Year award. She was on the Durban International Convention Centre stage with industry leaders as a panellist at the 2022 DUT indaba on government procurement policies.

I am still pursuing my bachelor in information and communication technology at the Durban University of Technology in conjunction with another blockchain development course that I am pursuing at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

  • 2022 Innobiz Most Improved Business of the Year 
  • 2022-2023 Ambassador, Schneider 
  • 2023 Received international recognition from Northpark University, US, to present a lecture, “Industry Disruption: Blockchain Technology ” to final MBA students at the age of 19.

In 2019, both my parents lost their jobs and we lost everything — then relatives and friends left us, telling us that we will die in poverty. I was doing my matric year when everything around me changed but when they thought that they left us for dead, like life, we arose.

Never let your enemy see more potential in you than you do.

I want to see more of the youth unapologetically taking up space and disrupting industries.

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