Mogologolo Phasha

A medical doctor and pharmacist, Mogologolo started out as a pharmacist at Groothoek Hospital before he joined Medunsa's School of Pharmacy as a researcher. By 2001 his background in the pharmaceutical industry had catapulted his career, enabling him to open the first black-owned retail pharmacy, Black IQ Pharma, with overwhelming success. The company has four divisions: Kalapeng Pharma- cies, PMB Pharmaceuticals, Black IQ Training and Consulting, and Black IQ Marketing. To date the retail pharmacy group boasts 13 pharmacies spread across three provinces, half of which were on the verge of closing down but now have almost tripled in turnover. Mogologolo's latest success is winning the tender to build a pharmacy for the BMW Motor Group at its plant in Rosslyn and its head office in Midrand. Mogologolo also has his own branded products for Khalpeng Pharmacies and assures us that there is more to come.

Lunch spot: The Butcher Shop & Grill, Sandton City Lombardy, Pretoria East