SOURCE: African Business Review

African Business Review

February 22, 2012 19:23 ET

Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship in the Spotlight Featured in February's Issue of African Business Review

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - This year's Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship saw a record 3,300 companies from 48 African nations submit entries to compete for the Grand Prize of US$100,000.

The awards, founded by private investment group Legatum, were designed to promote the value of entrepreneurship in Africa, encourage small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs and attract more venture capital inflows towards good businesses across Africa.

The winner of the big prize was SECURICO, Zimbabwe's service-focused security company. Director and Founder Divine Ndhlukula said: "I hope that my story of creating SECURICO, and those of my fellow finalists will help to inspire other African entrepreneurs to seek opportunity, embrace risk, and above all, believe in themselves."

So what is Ndhlukula's story? By all accounts, it's quite a remarkable one.

The idea of SECURICO was created in her home in the country's capital, Harare. The company first started working out of Ndhlukula's cottage with just four employees. Her determination was tested when her supportive husband passed away, but nevertheless she continued to pursue her dream using savings.

Read the full article online at: http://www.africanbusinessreview.co.za/business_leaders/african-entrepreneurs-in-the-spotlight

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