African entrepreneur success story: Sello Moloantoa
Born in Limpopo, South Africa, Sello Moloantoa describes himself as a hungry and never satisfied individual who always tries new things. “I have changed jobs on an average of every four years for the six companies that I have worked for,” he said to his hunger to get more out of business and life. And, it is for this reason that Moloantoa decided to become his own boss and enter the world of entrepreneurship. “Over the years as an employee I had a burning desire of doing things on my own, and this unsettled me and I wanted out. I started ‘experimenting’ on ways of getting ‘extra income’ years ago. I was very excited to finally jump ship, but had to be pushed to achieve this,” he explained.
Makamba Online recently sat down with this self-made business man, as he shared insights into the world of business and what it takes to make a success of yourself.
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BUSINESS DAY TV = BizGuide 101 – Electrician
Sello Moloantoa from Phuzamanzi Electrical shares the cost of qualifying as an electrician and how much you should budget to buy the basic equipment needed to start this business.
For those who’re serious about jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, this is the show for you. This show was birthed in the idea that anyone if given the right guidance can start up a business and help drive growth and employment in South Africa.
Each week our guests will break down if formal training is required, if employees are needed from the start or if one can fly solo for a bit, what basic equipment is needed, can one start from home and where to market a newly started venture. All of this is accompanied by figures so that at the end of every show, the viewer will know what it’ll approximately cost to start a photography business, a driving school, a catering company or what goes into being a personal trainer, for example.
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SABC 2’s 48 Hours
SABC 2’s 48 Hours show is aimed at educating and informing the youth of South Africa about the different careers which are scarce but high in demand.
This is a two part show which shows the student’s background, then ‘on the job’ exposure for the learner, as well as interviewing the entrepreneur or specialist in the field that is of interest to the learner.
Please tune in to see the interview of Sello Moloantoa, owner of Phuzamanzi Electrical with SABC 2 as an entrepreneur within the electrical contracting space.
This Wednesday, 06 May 2015 the show will flight at 12:30pm on SABC 2 & Wednesday, 13 May 2015 at 12:30pm on SABC 2.
Acquiring, keeping and nurturing a solid client base is a challenge for any small business. Wendy Maritz spoke to Sello Moloantoa, head of Phuzamanzi Electrical, about the growth of his company and the importance of evolving your customer-care strategies.
The “Big Small Business Show” on Summit, DStv channel 412, will feature Phuzamanzi Electrical starting on Monday, 11 March 2013. Please view the detailed schedule below:
• Monday, 11 March 2013 at 21:08
• Repeats on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 09:00, 13:00 and 17:00
• Wednesday, 13 March 2013 at 08:30, 12:30 and 16:30 (30 min)
• Thursday, 14 March 2013 at 21:30 (30 min)
• Friday, 15 March 2013 at 18:08
Phuzamanzi Electrical has opened a branch in Middleburg, Mpumalanga with effect from 1st March 2013. There is a branch opening special offer for a discounted 15% off all prices for the certificate of compliance (COC’s), cable fault tests and cable installations as well as all electrical repairs and maintenance work for the first 50 customers or 3 months, whichever comes first. The very 1st customer with a minimum R20000 order will receive a free iPad with wi-fi and cell connectivity. You can visit them on Unit 5, 12A Meter Street in the Middelburg Industrial Area, Mpumalanga or contact Adolf Stoffberg, the branch Manager at 0785038509 and at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Phuzamanzi Electrical to hire this service. The spiking tool is totally hydraulic in operation and does not require cartridges or a license to operate. Our product has been developed for use under all conditions and through extensive testing meets all required safety precautions.
The spiking tool is simple to operate and will easily penetrate every form of normally applied cable coverings up to 120mm outside diameter. The design is such that it will provide years of trouble free usage and can be applied vertically or horizontally.
Being totally manufactured in South Africa, all parts are easily and inexpensively available. In the event of accidentally spiking into a live cable the chisel will be burned. Minimum repairs would be needed such as resharpening the chisel or replacing it immediately at low cost.
In keeping with the social developmental prerogatives, the owner of Phuzamanzi Electrical, Sello Moloantoa with his wife, Anna Moloantoa, sponsored the year end function of Phuzamanzi Primary School on a farm in Holmdene, outside Standerton in Mpumalanga Province. This function was held on Sunday, 9th December 2012. Parents, learners, friends and relatives were among the guests. The Guest of Honour was the Circuit Manager for the Stan-east Region of the Standerton District, Mrs SD Mtshali from the Department of Basic Education. Various awards, totalling 54, were presented to the deserving students, including the silver, bronze and gold medals. The best achiever in Grade 7 for Science was Sonnyboy Zibisi whilst the best achiever in Maths was Simphiwe Mgaga, also from Grade 7. The educators were awarded with glass trophies for their dedication to educating the young learners. Meals and refreshments were served afterwards, and the Principal of the school, Mr S Motaung was thrilled by this gesture and said these awards will go a long way in motivating the learners, and thanked everyone for attending
During the week of 24 to 28 September 2012, Sello Moloantoa of Phuzamanzi Electrical and other small businesses were invited by the DTI delegation led by Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe, on a South African business delegation under the Export Mission guide to central Europe. The Czech Republic was the first destination where the delegates attended a combined South African and Czech Republic delegation, they were given the chance to meet their counterparts and discuss mutually beneficial business ventures. The second destination was Slovakia, where a platform was provided to discuss business opportunities between South Africa and Slovakia; as well as a visit to two factories to gain insights on the operation of the local small businesses. The delegates were exposed to various business networking opportunities on a one-to-one basis where the interaction was a valuable as a learning experience. From this experience, a channel has been opened to the possibilities of exploring European markets that would benefit from small business exchanges and collaborations in the near future. The assistance from the DTI, Czech & Austrian Embassies greatly contributed to making this trip insightful, the continued efforts in facilitating growth for small businesses is greatly appreciated.