Fezile Dhalmini-Mapela is not one to dwell on mistakes, saying: “All decisions I make are calculated and there has never been an element of regret with each one made. There are lessons I have taken from the 190-plus rejections received over the past five years. These rejections have fuelled me to be a great entrepreneur.” That’s not a claim easily disputed, with Dhalmini-Mapela founding three companies. Green Scooter is an automotive company manufacturing electric vehicles. Scooter Treats is a food delivery marketplace connecting the disconnected with scooter services between Soweto and Alexandra. Nokwe Digital is his agency focusing on specialised marketing services. As for motivation? The 29-year-old laughs off the question, explaining: “I know that I am too far in now. It is too late. I jumped off a cliff and have been building a plane going down. In the words of 50 Cent: ‘Get rich or die tryin.’”
My proudest moment comes every time I inspire people to be better when they look at me.