The concept of Ubuntu dictates that umuntu ngumutu ngabantu. Motho ke motho ka batho. This concept subscribes to the processualism of ubuntu. In the African…
Sundays in Orlando West will never be the same again, thanks to Sandile Mnisi, called Supermazelingo by his acquaintances partnered with his brother Mduduzi Mnisi (Insert far right) who is also the founder of Mdu Cleaning Services for instigating the spontaneous Mokete Sunday.
The birth of Mokete Sunday was sparked by the idea of Istok’fela in the townships.
Sandile reminisces his late mother dressing up to attend a stokvel party which was another way of generating money and allowing her to interact with people at the same time.
“We wanted to create a safe environment for people to be themselves, to engage, have conversations about things they go through in life,” hinted Sandile.
The duo did not only offer a relaxed atmosphere, pleasant music and a jolly time on the 15th of November when the Mnisi’s garden came alive having being transformed into an epitome of youth culture hustle, echoing the entrepreneur and creative spirit. Local brands such as Unconditional the Lerato, which produces summer hats and sweaters, Prowess fitness gear, Nsovo Black and Pseudo also had their stage to gleam.
Sandile said South Africa needs to formulate a structure that reduces barriers to entry for young entrepreneurs. Mokete Sunday wants to serve as a launchpad for unknown local brands.
“We are bringing something new to Soweto as there is no culture in Soweto that brings intimate events that offer a free platform for local brands thus connecting young entrepreneurs to information, capital and commercial retail markets through discussions.” Confidently related Sandile, who further mentioned that “young entrepreneurs need to know how they can move from items we see on the streets ascend to retail shelves,”
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