MUT Alumnus playing a substantial role in growing the country’s economy through entrepreneurship


For the past 12 years, Mpumelelo Ngwenya has worked tirelessly to expand his businesses while being an employee and consultant to a few organisations.

Ngwenya wears many hats as a businessman, philanthropist, and professional engineering technologist. Ngwenya has donated his time, funding, and expertise to help others, always on behalf of unemployed youth. Ngwenya is a patron who seek to create job creators dedicated to seeking solutions to the South African problems of unemployment. Alongside his role in mentoring upcoming entrepreneurs, he has achieved plenty of success as an entrepreneur and business leader in his own right. After graduating with a Diploma in Civil engineering at Mangosuthu University of Technology in 2005, his dreams materialised when he decided seize opportunities that had prominence in putting him at a better chance of being a job creator.

“My target is to create employment for 20, 000 people by end of the 2021, by giving upcoming entrepreneurs mentorships and every support they need to start their businesses, Ngwenya said’

Ngwenya serves as Managing Principal of a couple of business ventures ranging from engineering consultations, fruits, vegetables, animal farming, nursery and coal distribution that has over 100 employees spread across the country.

Ngwenya is one of MUT alumni entrepreneurs under 40, running multimillion rand companies in South Africa. Ngwenya believes in his ideas and is putting all efforts to  change the South African narrative by challenging the mind-set and approach towards achieving economic freedom that solve economic issues that South Africa is facing and worsened further the state of economic affairs after the Covid-19 Pandemic.

He calls support from individuals and business owners to help Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME’S) as he believes working together can eradicate poverty and uplift the standards of South African communities. Ngwenya expresses his gratitude to God for giving him the wisdom and assigning him to help others.

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