Palesa Phiwe Khoza

Insightful Imagination (Pty) Ltd

What does your company do?

Insightful Imagination, is a personal protective equipment (PPE) and corporate apparel supplier. We service and equip the construction sector, industrial manufacturing sector and corporate sector by offering convenience of procuring supplies in one robust environment. We offer a wide range of products sourced from our long standing partners who specialise in reputable and durable brands. We offer great value to our clients, by catering to their tailored needs in providing quality products, whilst aligning to price sensitivity in favour of our clients.

What is your biggest success?

Our most significant success in the industry has been; -Acquiring a contract from a PRASA appointed service provider to equip their 500+ Gauteng train station point cleaning and servicing staff with PPE for a period of 12 months. -Providing appointed government service providers with EWP PPE for their site workers on a contractual basis in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West. -Honouring an invitation by Women in Tourism SADC to Attend the World Tourism Forum in Angola to present a case to manufacture A grade hotel linen for their hotels.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

The largest hurdle encountered in this business is access to market and funding. As a young educated black woman penetrating a very high performing male dominated industry, it's been quite challenging to be overlooked due to lack of resources required to compete at the most basic level. I have to work 10x harder to prove myself within the limits of my self funded business.