Ayanda Majola is the founder of Yanda Cosmetics, which specialises in chemical-free, vegan and cruelty-free skincare and makeup. Majola, who is a health sciences student at the Vaal University of Technology, uses ethically sourced plant-based ingredients in all of her products. “As someone who has struggled with the fear of failing I’ve come to realise that failure and success coexist,” she says.
Majola’s biggest inspiration is to give her family the best life possible, and this motivates her to succeed. Starting a business without any investors or external funding was challenging, but Majola believes that hard work and determination go a long way. Alex Mall recently recognised her as a trailblazing young business owner in the community, and is now sponsoring Yanda Cosmetics. As a business owner from a disadvantaged township, Majola is proud to show that it is possible to achieve your dreams regardless of age or background.
Embrace failing because every failure is a learning moment.