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An avid reader and self-confessed media junkie, Vuyiswa Mutshekwane, 31, is using her media savvy and entrepreneurial skills to drive transformation in the property sector.
As CEO of the non-profit organisation, the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners, Mutshekwane aims to create business opportunities, run educational programmes and establish herself as a thought leader.
It’s a big change from co-founding and growing The WKND Social from a simple, weekend brunch idea to a highlight on the Johannesburg social calendar.
Or is it?
Mutshekwane derives great satisfaction from the social impact that these organisations and platforms have on people, be they fashion or property. She wants to be “part of the change we’d like to see in the world”. Born in Johannesburg and raised in Cape Town and Dakar, Mutshekwane opened her own fashion boutique at 22, and headed up sales and marketing for African fashion house, Kisua.
Here she drove the brand to a point where the likes of Beyoncé were wearing the label. Passionate about the continent and the development of women, this serial entrepreneur was one of the influential faces of Bobby Brown’s “Pretty Powerful” campaign and selected as one of the Top 40 under 40 by Destiny magazine.
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