Local businessman in line for top television channel award

2016-09-29 06:00
 Local entrepreneur Bheki Kunene up for another award, he needs your vote.

Local entrepreneur Bheki Kunene up for another award, he needs your vote.

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A young local entrepreneur who started his successful business with just R600 is once again in line for a national business award.

Bheki Kunene, the 28 year old founder of Mindtrix Media, has been nominated as Business Innovator of the Year on this year’s ANN7 South African of the Year Awards.

Kunene started his creative design company that specialises in web development and design, printing, marketing material and developing apps from his Gugulethu home.

According to him, his company now boasts clients from African countries such as Angola and Zimbabwe as well as the US, Italy and Vietnam.

He said he started his business in 2009 and despite being kicked out of high school, his business has grown to a team of eight techies.

His list of accolades include 2015 Hennessey Businessman of the Year award, Best Young Enterprise of the African Growth in 2015, The Most Outstanding Business by the University of Stellenbosch in 2013 as well as the 2014 Acacia Global Business Award.

Despite this success Kunene believes that his biggest achievement is that through his story, he has inspired other local entrepreneurs.

“I think if people have to vote for us then it has to be because we have proved that your background doesn’t have to determine whether or not you are going to succeed.

We have managed to build something out of nothing and that should inspired others who have seen how we started,” he said.

He said that he was honoured to be nominated among national idols such as Black Coffee and Caster Semenya.

“It’s an amazing experience and it tells us that we are doing something right. Its motivating and gives us an indication that we should continue excelling,” he added.

The award show will take place Ticketpro Dome, North of Johannesburg on 25th November 2016 with voting lines open till the same month. Vote for Kunene by sending BIZS1 to 43043.

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