Trailblazer

Nkululeko Mhlaba

“ Don’t limit yourself in terms of opportunities. Africa is waiting for its young people to realise that there are many opportunities. ”

Nkululeko Mhlaba is an astute entrepreneur and founder of Pan African Minerals whose first business was in the information technology, communications, marketing and tourism sectors.

His vision includes building the biggest and most profitable gold mining and refining company in Africa.

His company is strategically placed to service mining needs. Pan African Minerals currently operates in 10 different African countries. Its primary mining operations are contracted to local mining companies so that they can focus on being the leader in exploration.

Apart from Mhlaba being recognised as one of the top elite 60 Young Entrepreneurs in the SAB Kickstart Competition in South Africa, he has also served on various boards as a non-executive director. The strategist of note has impeccable leadership qualities and has been a speaker at various international mining conferences.

He believes great leaders are those who have mastered the art of leading themselves. He alludes to a personal mastery that speaks to purpose, vision, belief, commitment and knowing oneself. “Don’t limit yourself in terms of opportunities. Africa is waiting for its young people to realise that there are many opportunities,” he says.


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