Itumeleng Peel

Ngwedi Candle Company Pty Ltd

What does your company do?

We manufacture quality, long-burn household candles.

What is your biggest success?

I have launched in a few months and managed to build a brand and get sales.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

One of the main difficulties is getting the products into retailers. My target is retailers in the township and unfortunately, most are owned by PakistaniBangladeshi nationals who want to purchase them at a low price that will ultimately not leave me with much profit or enough cash flow to grow the business for the long term.