On the evening of January 13 2016, as he was about to post a Facebook rant about high profile racism cases in South Africa, our founder Mzuzukile Soni decided instead to channel his energy to building an ecosystem which would allow Black businesses to thrive, while also building our communities. Borne of a strong desire to provide a safe space for the growth and capacitation of Black SMMEs, BrownSense has since gone on to help thousands of entrepreneurs build their businesses and create jobs, while also working with a number of corporate companies to procure from good, honest Black businesses around the country.
Circulating The Rand, One Purchase At A Time
One day, buying Black will be normalised, with no hashtag to signify the anomaly of such an action. The domino effect from that will ensure the development of sustainable Black businesses that contribute to the development of the South African economy.
MEET THE TEAM
Group Head of Marketing & Insights
Keitumetse cut her teeth in the African music TV industry as an intern, and then an associate producer at MTV Base. She later took her experience to the NGO sector, where she worked in the PR and fundraising space. She has an academic background in media and development studies, and is alumni of Fudan University in Shanghai, where she studied Chinese language and culture. Having lived in China for six years, Keitumetse is a Mandarin speaker with vast consulting experience in South Africa – China relations. She has worked in China as a consultant across various fields, including cultural diplomacy, education, and trade marketing. Keitumetse has contributed a chapter to Those Who Travel Meet Themselves, an anthology by Michelle Green-Thompson. Over and above being Group Head of Marketing & Insights, Keitumetse also heads our e-commerce platform, BrownSense.Africa.