#128 – Ntombenhle Khathwane, a South African entrepreneur and chief executive officer of afrobotanics

Ntombenhle Khathwane, a South African entrepreneur and founder of Afrobotanics and Girl Boss SA.

Ntombenhle Khathwane graduated from university in the late 1990s with a
mission to rewrite the African narrative. She started as a government employee
but her hopes and dreams were always bigger. She wanted to make a bigger
contribution and so she ultimately started her own company.

Ntombenhle grew up in the Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. She wants to
contribute to the creation and re-imagining of Africa and the African identity
and growing an inclusive economy through creating, manufacturing and retailing
African-inspired consumer brands in the beauty and household sectors. Skilled
in strategy, brand building, marketing and business development.

In 2012 she was in the first cohort of the Goldman Sachs-GIBS 10,000 Women
Programme.She was named Destiny Magazine 40 Trailblazers in 2011. In 2014 she
was accepted into the Archbishop Tutu-Oxford University Leadership Fellowship.
In 2015 she was named Mail & Guardian 200 Young Leaders.

In this episode she takes us through her entrepreneurial journey and talks
about her dreams for the African continent. You can connect with Ntombenhle on
the following social media links;



Instagram – afrobotanics


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