Nandisa Mpanza is a business owner and founder. Now the chief executive of her own company, Rock, she’s a farmer first and foremost. “I take part in the planning, researching, marketing and running of the business,” Mpanza says. Mpanza completed her degree in agriculture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2015. “I help create and sustain jobs for disadvantaged community members, helping with improving their livelihoods,” she says. Through the successes of her business, Mpanza now has greater appreciation for planning. “My biggest mistake must have been starting without a solid plan,” she says, despite the fact that she’s built a business that’s impacted many people’s lives. The support people give when they see potential came as a surprise to Mpanza, but she grew stubborn about her dreams, refusing to give in. “I want to see local products dominating the country’s commercial supply chain.”
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