Khanyile Solutions is a WEConnect International certified women’s business enterprise, which specializes in the manufacturing and branding of work wear. At the helm of this company are business partners Belukazi Nkala and Thabisile Mkhwanazi, who bring a strong combination of skills, experience, and a commitment in managing and growing Khanyile Solutions locally and beyond South Africa.
Belukazi was born in the Eastern Cape, attended school in Zimbabwe and returned to Johannesburg where she worked as an analyst in Information Technology (IT) for 12 years. Thabisile was born in Johannesburg and went to school in Kwa Zulu Natal but later returned to Johannesburg, as well, where she worked as a procurement officer for over 14 years. In 2009, they began their company by supplying Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). However as they interacted with clients, they received varied requests for more tailor made services. This is when they decided to become manufactures, and Khanyile Solutions was born.
Khanyile Solutions secured their certification with WEConnect International in South Africa in the past year. Belukazi says, “Through its regular communication and the events that it organizes, WEConnect International in South Africa has helped us to see that there are a lot of possibilities both in South Africa and globally. We know that the connections that they have exposed us to are valuable, and it’s great to be part of these conversations with corporates. At Khanyile Solutions we need to determine how best to work with these connections so we sustainably can grow our business.”