LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship strives to bring thought leaders, men and women who are pathfinders, entrepreneurs and change agents, men and women who have affected the very fibre of our thought processes, who influence our set of beliefs, and engage our mindsets in elements of value.
LORA has invited 10 experienced entrepreneurs to share their stories with us. On Saturday, 12 November 2016, we will host Lynette Magasa, founder of Boniswa Corporate Solutions.
Lynette Magasa sold fish and chips at her grandmother’s shop during her school holidays. Today she heads her own firm, which operates in SA and the rest of the continent.
She started her career at state-owned defence technology conglomerate Denel as a receptionist while she studied human resources. She was soon was promoted to a human resources administrator’s post.
Three years later, she moved to Sambou Bank, where she was responsible for creating financial packages for corporate clients.
Behind her drive to succeed was her determination to study, which she has done with hardly a break for nearly all her working life.
She has a national diploma in logistics, a BTech in IT and is currently working for her master’s in IT.
Today, Boniswa’s annual turnover is about R35 million and it employs 70 people, ranging from engineers and technicians to administrative staff and cleaners.
Her inclusive approach means she never talks about “my company”. It is always “our company”.
Lynette Magasa was a finalist in the 2013 Topco Top Women Awards and the winner of the BBQ 2013 Trade and Investment KZN New and Innovative Business award.
Come join us and interact with Ms Lynette Magasa and other like-minded entrepreneurs.
Date: Saturday, 12 November 2016
Time: 13:30 – 15:00
Charge: R100 (LORA Centre students get 100% discount)
(there is secured parking)
To RSVP online: www.loracentre.com