Women in the motor industry. Amidst the tough news circulating daily about businesses impacted by the global pandemic, it is inspiring to hear about those that are surviving and thriving in this difficult time. Meet the business owner and job creator, Nosipho Kholutsoane from Mount Fletcher in the Eastern Cape who is changing the course for people in her rural community, and women across the country interested in working within the motor industry.
iol.co.za reported that Mrs Kholutsoane, had been inspired by a TV show about restoring classic cars. Seeing a gap in the local market and an opportunity to upskill and uplift herself and her local community, bought a rusty 1947 Pontiac, and began to restore it to its former glory.
Up, up and away
Five years on from that first Pontiac, Lereku Trading Classic Cars now employ four members of the local community. Mrs Kholutsoane continues to develop her business and knowledge skills and is completing the Small Business Academy (SBA) programme from the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB).
A force to be reckoned with in the motor body industry and a true inspiration for women and men alike across the country.
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