Silindile Makhathini

Founder and Director at Zinakenjalo Hygiene

Born in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, Silindile grew in Umlazi; a township in the Coast of Durban. A wife and mother of 2 children. Silindile exudes energy and has a great passion for education, women empowerment and true leadership. She holds various qualifications in marketing management, a National Diploma Marketing Management,  Bachelor of Technology in Marketing Management and a  Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing And intends furthering her studies with a Master of Business Leadership or Administration in 2018.

Silindile’s work career began in the Banking industry where she developed the art and passion of customer service, thereafter she moved to the Fast Moving Consumer Goods(FMCG) Industry where she spent over 5 years with Brandhouse Beverages. It was at Brandhouse where she discovered her great passion for Marketing, a science used to understanding brands and customers, nurturing and to grow them and ultimately route them to the market.

Silindile later joined Volkswagen Group South Africa where she occupied 3 different positions, learning about the automotive business in a space of just over 5 years. The manufacturing industry passion was also developed at VWSA, which sums up a total of over 12 years of her work experience. She met her dear friend, business partner and co- founder Aseema Kazi at Volkswagen Group South Africa.

Silindile is passionate about people and seeing those around her grow to live and fulfil their life intended potential, that is precisely how Zinakenjalo was founded.

Zinakenjalo, A Nguni name that means to always care caring for self is caring for others;  A notion that resembles Silindile’s life values and is pursued to improve lives of ordinary people particularly young women. Silindile’sdream is to find ordinary potential in any society and instil values that convert talent into extraordinary talent and role model the power of education to change lives, regardless of one's background and circumstances.

Contact Details  :  +27 828861798

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