Women can take pride in their businesses and be rewarded for all the hard work. Managing Director of Gauteng-based GAD Consulting Services, Precious Mvulane won the grand prize of the Ligugu Lami Awards. Mvulane has taken it upon herself to coach young people in the field of finance and the Department of Trade and Industry and the South African Women Entrepreneurs Network (SAWEN) rewarded her for the work she does. In a ceremony held in Mahikeng, North-West, the 38 year-old entrepreneur, walked away with R150 000 and a laptop. The Mvulane who originates from KwaZulu-Natal believes her hard work and dedication got her to where she is today. She says she wants to utilise the money to upgrade her Accounting software and quality management system to expand her business.
“It’s very difficult for women to sustain their businesses. However, government has made it possible for us to participate and get support from different programmes that are mainly targeting women entrepreneurs,” said Mvulane.
Mvulane believes being patient and resilient pays off a great deal, especially if you believe and trust in your abilities. The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe who crowned the winner said the emancipation and economic development of women still remain government’s main priority.
- DRUM Reporter