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Be passionate about your business and you will succeed!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho

Timothy Zivuchi was born in Zimbabwe in 1970 and is the Area Sales Manager of Mukuru Inter Africa, a company with a footprint in 60 African countries, and is there to help foreign nationals (mainly from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique) in Cosmo City send money home to their families.

Timothy Zivuchi came to Johannesburg and stayed in Bryanston before moving to Cosmo City. The Mukuru Inter Africa brand was established in Cosmo City. “The Mukuru Inter Africa idea came from the demand that we saw in Cosmo City and how people desperately needed to send money home.

We are currently doing well. We have three sales agents who earn a commission by doing door-to-door sales”.

“We do have a dream of not just sending money, we also are looking at sending goods home and having transport to get people home,” said Zivuchi.

Summary Business Insights from Timothy Zivuchi:

  • Whatever the idea you might have to start a business, start small, because even those big companies we have today, they started small,
  • Success is not in employment only, business can offer employment,
  • Be passionate about your business and you will succeed,
  • Know your business, so you are able to counter competition, and
  • Do proper research before taking the risk to go into business.

Mzukona

Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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