Sihlesenkosi Majola is the chief executive of Popping, a Gauteng-based platform that assists small businesses in discovering pop-up markets and booking stall space for their stores. Majola intends to help as many small businesses as possible, motivated by his belief that small businesses are the future of employment in South Africa.
During his final year at the University of Zululand, Majola left his studies in order to pursue business full time. Today, he works together with the Popping team to host strategic markets in some of the most popular shopping centres in and around Gauteng. One of Majola’s proudest moments was being invited to speak about the state of e-commerce in Africa at the 2019 World Economic Forum.
“Make sure you get the right people around you and don’t be afraid to tackle hard choices. Always hold people accountable for their actions,” he says.
Small businesses are the future of employment in South Africa.