Caban Investments Ltd has partnered with Mzukisi Lembeni to establish a company that will assist entrepreneurs based in Khayelitsha,Cape Town. The new entity will be called Qinisanani Investments Ltd.
Mzukisi passion for helping entrepreneurs fits perfectly Caban’s vision and aims, hence the joint venture. The company will emulate Caban’s business model, in providing a host of services for Khayelitsha entrepreneurs. These services include business support, accounting, mentoring, websites, social media, assistance in opening markets and the provision of capital.
Mzukisi will select the first five potential entrepreneurs based in Khayelitsha in need of the services the new company will provide. The Caban Service Providers will provide the initial support. Through mentorship, the joint venture will develop its own capacity. The Caban Service providers will embark on a campaign to train and mentor individuals that will eventually be the service providers in the joint venture.
Every two weeks Caban Investments Ltd Group CEO, Dave Romero, will be using the company’s premises in Khayelistha to have discussions on entrepreneur/enterprise development and to also create a culture where entrepreneurs learn new ways of assisting each other. It will also be used as a platform to give free business advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Mzukisi ‘Mzu’ Lembeni is the driving force behind Imizamo Yethu Tours. He is the owner and tour operator of Imizamo Yethu Township Tours. He has a strong passion for tourism and has gained much experience with tourism throughout his career starting in 1998. He has worked for different hotels around Cape Town, Two Oceans Aquarium, the Castle of Good Hope and City Sightseeing Cape Town on the red topless buses.
He received a tertiary education from University of South Africa in Tour Operation Management. He attended College of Cape Town in 2007 where he studied for three years both tourism management and tour operations. He has also received a Tourism Certificate from the Western Cape as a certified Western Cape Tour Guide and Eastern Tour Guide. He is a Qualified Magician.
He has a great passion for community development in Khayelitsha and is developing an entrepreneurship programme with Caban to accelerate entrepreneurship in the area. He is always wearing a smile and exuding infectious optimism.