“WITH THE PRIZE MONEY, I AM GOING TO BUY SOME MACHINERY FOR MY BUSINESS”
Siyabonga Ndlela took first place in the 2021 Firstwatch Entrepreneurs Challenge. ‘’Being the first prize winner is such an honour for me,” says the founder of Ndlela Agri Group. “The main reason I entered the Firstwatch Entrepreneur’s Challenge is that I wanted to get my name out there so that people could get to know about me and my business.”
Siyabonga plans to invest the prize money back into his business. “With the prize money, I am going to buy some machinery for my business,” he says. “I give back some of my vegetables to those who need them in my community, so I am happy that I will get to do more of that.”
The winner and the two runners-up who took 2nd and 3rd place received R100 000, R50 000, and R25 000 cash, respectively, and 6 months of Business Support from Over the Rainbow.
Firatwatch would also like to send a massive thank you to all our amazing contestants, judges and facilitators for making the Firstwatch Entrepreneurs Challenge 2021 a success.