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Dikeledi Mosime

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Entrepreneur
Dikeledi Mosime
Company
TIN-PAC Promotional Packaging (PTY) Ltd
Industry
Manufacturing
Website
Year Selected
2014
Jobs at selection
16
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Company Snapshot

TIN-PAC is the only Southern African manufacturer of promotional tin-ware and has a huge opportunity to expand its business in future.

 

The business was previously owned by Nampak, which took the decision to close it down because it was not part of its core business. Dikeledi Mosime was offered the chance to take over the business as one of Nampak’s Enterprise Development projects. She grabbed at the opportunity and has since invested over R1m of her own money into the business to cover start-up costs, equipment and working capital. When the business was transferred from Nampak, it was already manufacturing a range of promotional tins to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers and markets, including some of South Africa’s leading brands, such as Woolworths, Tiger Brands, Unilever, Nestle, National Brands, Pioneer Foods, Lion Match, Distell, Meerlust, etc.

 

Dikeledi hails from Diepkloof, Soweto. She was raised by a single mother, Ellen. Dikeledi is a born entrepreneur, having started her career during her primary school days, selling pancakes, oranges and sweets to fellow learners. She holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Durban-Westville as well as an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, among other things. She began her career as a Graduate Trainee Manager for the Edcon Group and held several sales and marketing management positions in FMCG for Oceana, Bokomo Foods and Smollan Group. Her corporate career culminated in her being appointed GM of Sasko Pasta at Pioneer Foods. It was after being retrenched by Pioneer Foods that she decided to go into business for herself.

 

TIN-PAC aims for a high level of service excellence and it is very flexible, friendly and able to meet tight deadlines. They are currently fulfilling two exciting orders: BOS Fresh Tea tins and; Woolworths’ biscuit tins. The business has all the skills required to run the factory as Dikeledi has re-employed 12 skilled employees who were retrenched when Nampak closed the division down.