Marumo Lekwankwa is the breakfast talk guest speaker at Startup Picnic JHB, 2 May 2015
At the last Startup Picnic, people really really loved the speakers, Irfan Pardesi and Busta Madiba.
The next speaker isn’t short of excellence. It is with great excitement to bring to you Marumo Lekwankwa as the quest speaker at the upcoming Startup Picnic JHB, on the 2nd of May 2015 at Lido Hotel in Eikenhof, 10 minutes from Gold Reef City.
The breakfast talk is between 10am and 12 midday, thereafter the picnic festivities begin.
Marumo Lekwanka is a young lethal transaction leveraging businessmen and investor with interest and experience in commercial property, tyre franchise, construction, food retail/wholesale and hair business.
Extract from his interview in the book ‘Township Biz Fastrack’
Marumo hails from a business inclined family.
After high school, 2001, he went on to complete certificates in criminology, victimology and business management (stock keeping and control). He spent some years studying paralegal, which he didn’t complete.
As he was heading (Tshwane Leadership Foundation), he was spotted by the organization PEN International to be its assistant manager. Within a short space he went to be logistics manager. He attributes this fate to that with every task he was given, he over performed on it.
In 2008 he decided to go back home to work in the family business in Jane Furse. His family deals mainly in groceries. It is one of the big suppliers in Ga-Sekhukhune competing with the likes of Pick N Pay and Shoprite.
His entry position was doing all the odd jobs necessary, lifting and delivering stuff. He was prepared to start from the bottom and learn all the ropes of the business. Again as in at his previous job, he over performed every task.
This was an era. The era when we had just realized that foreign business owners have entered our townships hard. Many black businesses did crumble and some are crumbling even today.
Marumo’s family business wasn’t unique to the pressure brought on by Pakistani, Chinese and Somali business owners. He saw an opportunity to promote himself as a businessman, and again to an extent it was serious situation which affected his family’s legacy.
So, he started giving advice on how to handle certain transactions. With his advises proving profitable, he had now promoted himself.
Today he is doing very well in businesses, involved in projects away from the family business.
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