Zibusiso Mkhwanazi


Zibusiso Mkhwanazi says one of the biggest challenges of his life is trying to find a way to balance his spiritual life with his work. "If I had it my way,� he says, "I'd be in church everyday.� Mkhwanazi started his first web business in his bedroom at the age of 17. Since then, this young entrepreneur has won several awards, including the BBQ Young Business Achiever, the African ICT Achievers and Men's Health Best Man. This year Mkhwanazi, who has a national diploma in information technology and a post graduate diploma in corporate law, launched the Mkhwanazi Academy for Christian Entrepreneurship. The NGO's mission is to support disadvantaged communities by "developing and supporting young entrepreneurs in a Christian-based business programme� . The rest of his energy is focused on his business, KrazyBoyz Digital, which boasts clients such as Deloitte, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the City of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Square. But despite his entrepreneurial success, he says one of the high points of his career has been the experience of being recognised, because "being young is always a challenge because of stereotypes. And when you deliver on goods you overcome those stereotypes.� KrazyBoyz Digital started out as a web development company and moved into digital, mobile, social media and online advertising. "Moving it into those realms has been a challenge, especially being the only black owned digital agency in South Africa.� But he has found that the recipe for his success is to keep up with the trends. "Our business relies on being current and being able to advise clients on what would work on an individual basis.� � Vuvu Vena

Lunch spot: Steers, Rosettenville, Johannesburg