Zakeerah Limbada

Spice Girls

What does your company do?

Spice Girls purchases bulk blends from a 100% South African-owned company that manufactures locally. We repack our products into various sizes to meet the needs of different retailers. We also wholesale our range to stores across South Africa, Zambia, Mauritus, and Dubai. Over the past 11 years, our client base has grown significantly, now supplying over 150 stores. As the business evolved and demand increased, the owner decided to outsource packaging and transportation in January 2021.

What is your biggest success?

Winning the kzn youth in food business award 2022 My strategy of outsourcing this enabling me to focus on expand my business locally and internationally.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

The biggest hurdle has been dealing with personal challenges, including going through a divorce and being a single mother of three young children. Additionally, there were significant business challenges such as staff inconsistency, slow processing times, stock discrepancies, and inefficient packers and drivers. Moving over to outsourcing has been a game changer.