Sister's in business: Morongwe and Michelle Mokone, founders of Mo's Crib

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Morongwe and Michelle Mokone, founders of the home decor design venture Mo’s Crib.
Morongwe and Michelle Mokone, founders of the home decor design venture Mo’s Crib.

Morongwe and Michelle Mokone, founders of the home decor design venture Mo’s Crib, believe that a coincidence is a cluster of events that ultimately lead one to their purpose – as was the case with their entrepreneurial journey.

It’s December 2015 and Michelle Mokone, 31, has been invited to a Pretoria arts and crafts market by a friend. When another friend who was supposed to tag along disappoints her at the 11th hour, she drags her sister Morongwe Mokone, 34, along. While there, Morongwe spots a stall laden with newspaper flowers. Upon seeing these, she is inspired to pursue origami art seriously – a skill she’d learnt from an old roommate while studying in London more than 12 years before.

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