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Tommy Makhatho

Makatho’s entrepreneurial journey began in 1980 when he quit his day job as a waiter at the Carlton Hotel in Johannesburg. He started a mobile salon business that due to high demand led to him opening a backyard salon in Orlando east in Soweto. His salon business ‘died’ a natural death.

He did not give up but he was back on the road distributing hair products and a range of bed lined in the townships of Free State, Northen Cape and Lesotho. Makatho kept on doing well and managed to raise enough capital to establish his current business empire.

The location of his businesses close to the townships was a competitive advantage for his business thus he used his knowledge of the local market to capitalize on anything that can ignite his business.

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