Having an entrepreneurial spirit and experience as the head of his own company, Ngoako Thupana uses his skills to mentor budding entrepreneurs on their journey to success. Shortly after completing his national diploma in entrepreneurship at the Tshwane University of Technology in July 2020, Thupana created Kenter Holdings. The company breeds and sells broiler chickens to local restaurants, and also acts as a mentoring organisation aimed at inspiring and upskilling members of the local community. Thupana also works with Capitec as a customer-facing representative – a bank better champion – who helps to improve the customer service aspect of Capitec’s retail banking division. After starting more than 20 businesses before succeeding, Thupana knows the power of perseverance. This is just one of the lessons that he imparts to the people who are positively affected by the work that he and Kenter are engaged in.
Don’t be scared to do things you feel passionate about, and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.