BusinessFIT KZN Top Entrepreneur Award 2017
Mr Calvin Mathibeli was awarded the BusinessFit KZN Top Entrepreneur Award 2017 at the recent Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards powered by the eLan Property Group.
Mathibeli is the founder of Calvin and Family Group (CFG) and has been in business for 12 years, Calvin and Family Group has diversified into a number of industries, including, security services, engineering consulting, project management, branding, printing and marketing - Black Pride Media, and SA Precast. The latest addition is Unique Lifestyle CafÃ© - an upmarket restaurant located in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-
Mathibeli's success has also seen him take on other entrepreneurs and he has assisted them to establish and grow their businesses. A further passion is socio and economic empowerment. "My vision is that in five years we will create 5000 jobs," says Mathibeli. He commented that this cannot be achieved by only offering employment on construction sites, but that it could be achieved through growing businesses in township areas.
"It is important that we don't wait for opportunities. You must create your own opportunities that create employment."
BusinessFit is a formally constituted majority Black Owned business comprising of a team of experienced business owners who have grouped together to pool their respective skills and knowledge, with the common objective of helping support the growth and development of small and medium businesses. BusinessFit has done this because, the business, like many economists and business commentators, know that South Africa's economic future depends upon a more vibrant and growing, small and medium business sector.
"It's for these reasons why BusinessFit has opted to sponsor the KZN Top Entrepreneur award," said Akhona Mahlati, Director, BusinessFit.