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Zimbabwe's Greatest Entrepreneurs

by Greg Chiponda Published by AfroSP 1st Edition : 2012

Introduction Zimbabwe's Greatest Entrepreneurs provides insight into the lives of Zimbabwe's 15 greatest entrepreneurs who cconsists of 5 females and 10 males. The aim of this book is to inspire Zimbabweans to become more entrepreneurial by identifiying common traits that make up a successful entrepreneur based on the notion that entrepreneurship can be learned in the hope of helpiing ordinary Zimbabweans to become successful entrepreneurs. This book is for free, so feel free to download and distribute the book, although I would appreciate full recognition of my authorship of this boook. The criteria used in the selection of the entreprenueurs was size of business in terms of number of employees, number of branches, market share and capitalisation. Fore more infrmaton on the evaluation criteria refer to Chapter 11. The following 15 entrepreneurs are profiled in this book.
Female Entrepreneurs (5) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Divine Ndhlukula (Securio Security Services) Vivita Chivunga (Vivi Fashions) Shupikai Esabel Mubvekeri (Bescom Enterprises) Caroline Chirima (Baztech Incorporated ) Kubi Chaza Indi (Kubi) Male Entrepeneurs (10) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Strive Masiyiwa (Econet Wireless) Nigel Chanakira (Kingdom Bank) Mutumwa Mawere (Africa Resources Limited) Phillip Chiyangwa (Native Africa Investments) Shingi Mutasa (TA Holdings & Masawari) Tawanda Nyambirai (TN Bank) Trevor Ncube (M & G Publishers) Philip Mataranyika (Nyaradzo Funeral Assurance) Delma Lupepe (Maydeep Investments)

10. Alex Marufu (TCSS)

About the author Greg Kawere is a Zimbabwean born in the city of KweKwe in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe, he is the CEO of AfroSP (African Open Source Project) a non profit based in Pretoria, South Africa, that seeks to harness the power of ICT for sustainable development in Africa. For more information about Greg Kawere visit his website at www.greg.co.zw Zimbabwe Greatest Series The Zimbabwe Greatest Series is a project that seeks to showcase Zimbabweans who have excelled in their fileds of expertise as a means to provide inspiration to all Zimbabweans to excell in our attempt to rebuild Zimbabwe. For more information on the project visit www.zimgreats.net Additional books from the Zimbabwe Greatest Series include 1. Zimbabwe's Greatest Entrepreneurs 2. Zimbabwe's Greatest Educationist 3. Zimbabwe's Greatest Writers 4. Zimbabwe's Greatest Sport personalities 5. Zimbabwe's Greatest Development activists 6. Zimbabwe's Greatest Pioneers