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Zithande Emmanuel Mbala, 35

Zithande Emmanuel Mbala, 35

Chief executive
iWipe

Zithande Mbala’s inquisitive nature led him from a career in accounting to the world of invention. Not one to shy away from dreaming big, his first venture, iWipe, looks to innovate an everyday product: toilet paper. Mbala describes iWipe as “smart toilet paper”. It...

Andie Reeves | mg.co.za
Hugh Maleka

Hugh Maleka

Mining engineer
De Beers Group
@Hugh Maleka

Helping kids in rural Limpopo see a brighter future is a spin-off of Hugh Maleka’s own success as a mining engineer. He’s a project leader at De Beers’ Venetia Mine and is completing a master’s in engineering, majoring in technology and innovation management. As well...

Lesley Stones | mg.co.za
Martin Sitefane, 29

Martin Sitefane, 29

Pyrometallurgist
Mintek

During the past six months, Martin Sitefane secured his master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and received official recognition as a professional engineering technologist. He confesses that the birth of his daughter, a few months prior to this patch...

Zia Haffejee | mg.co.za
Lesego Mokae, 31

Lesego Mokae, 31

Chief executive and rural entrepreneur
Lfa Mining and Automotives Pty Ltd

After cofounding a company, Lesego Mokae wanted to break the barriers limiting women entrepreneurs from entering the mining sector, a field where opportunities are few and far between. Mokae believes everything is possible, and she teaches this when she mentors and...

Eunice Stoltz | mg.co.za