South Africa: Young Entrepreneur, Sizewe Nzima, Makes Forbes List

31 May 2013

Cape Town — According to a report by Forbe's Magazine, Sizewe Nzima, 21, has been named among the publication's list of 30 Under 30: Africa's Best Young Entrepreneurs.

The South African entrepreneur runs Iyeza Express, a business that reduces overcrowding at public health facilities by using bicycles to deliver chronic medication from clinics and hospitals to patients who reside in the Western Cape who are on protracted medication, the Forbes report says.

Nzima still operates in Khayelitsha, but has dreams of expanding his business to other areas.

"In the next five years I would like to see the business operating in the whole of Khayelitsha and maybe one or two outside areas such as Gugulethu or Nyanga," he says.

Nzima, who is the co-founder of the business, graduated from the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development in 2012.

Raised by a grandmother in a family of six, Sizwe encourages his peers to resist gangsterism and drugs and work towards their goals.

"We are the future of this world and all we need to do is to understand how to use this power in a good way, not by going into crime and drugs," he said.

Nzima is currently studying an undergraduate degree in commerce through Unisa while building his business.

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