On this episode, we are looking at the Match-making industry in Africa, to help us unpack this, we have in the studio Hlengiwe Sigasa CEO of Swift Dating. Swift Dating is a dating agency which Hlengiwe has founded in order to ensure love in the black community. Hlengiwe founded the agency because in her words’ I love, love. I am a sucker for romance and I realize that we all at some point want it. Why not make it a fun and fascinating experience? Hlengiwe says she is not Dr. Love but Dr. beautiful wholesome sustainable black love.
Our another guest joining on the line from Pretoria is Hetty Boachie-Yiadom, Co-Founder of P & H Boutique store which she owns in partnership with her husband Papa. P & H deals with clothes made out of African fabrics with wax prints and they cater to men, women, and children.
Hetty and Papa both left the corporate to pursue their own business. Hetty says they followed the Robert Kiyosaki model which of running their business alongside their day job until the business grew to a satisfactory point where they felt they could leave their day jobs. Hetty left in 2016 and Papa in 2017. P& H now has five stores in award-winning malls in three provinces across South Africa.