“Majozi Bros Construction started with Zero capital to USD$105 million contracts”
Business Partner Names:
▪ Sihle Ndlela
▪ Simphiwe Majozi
Co-founders: Majozi Bros Construction
Nationality: South African
The company employs over 50 people.
Sihle Ndlela once worked on the beach as a vendor selling drinks and snacks from a Coca-Cola trolley. While working as a vendor, Sihle become homeless and slept in abandoned buildings and petrol stations.
Eventually, fed up with the seasonal nature of beach sales, Ndlela returned to uMlazi to sell hot dogs and slap-chips.
Sihle eventually changed business direction and entered the construction industry, making aluminum windows. He delivered his first completed windows to a client via bus because he had no transport. He sought contractors for opportunities to collaborate and met Simphiwe Majozi of Majozi Bros.
In 2012 at the age of 21, Majozi had started Majozi Bros, after working alongside his father in his ceiling business and going on building courses. While at school, Majozi used to run lucrative lending business by lending his lunch money to fellow pupils.
When Majozi started the business, he managed to get his first job, which was to build a boundary wall. He started the company with no capital. He got R8,500 from the 30% deposit which he requested from the client and used it to buy two wheelbarrows and two spades.
He asked the builders he recruited to bring their own tools and used his sister’s Hyundai to travel to the site.
The pair met for business and entered into a partnership.
The two saw a gap in the township construction market.
They decided to become a building contracting business offering services from plan drawing, plan submission, general building, and renovations. The business began to grow and gain momentum.
Their services include:
▪ Residential Construction
▪ Property development
▪ Tool Hire
▪ Transport and Plant hire
Visit their website www.majozibros.co.za to view the luxurious projects they worked on.