Meet Munene Khoza, self-professed 'word nerd' and founder of Mint Language

Linguist Munene Khoza is the founder of Mint Language Consultancy, a full-service language enhancement and corporate communications firm.

In short, we help people to find the right words.

Munene Khoza, founder and principal consultant at Mint Language

It's a language service that's highly professionalised with passionate linguists.

Munene Khoza, founder and principal consultant at Mint Language

Khoza explains that Mint Language offers a range of language-based services including, communications strategy, copy writing, editing, proof-reading and translating.

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Khoza obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Writing and English at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

After school, I realised that there was this thing in me that wanted to write, so that seemed like the right way to go.

Munene Khoza, founder and principal consultant at Mint Language

You learn about life, as you learn about English.

Munene Khoza, founder and principal consultant at Mint Language

She said studying in the Humanities forced her to think long and hard about her career prospects.

After furthering her studies in London and Scotland, Khoza says she grew up very quickly and deepened her love for linguistics.

She then returned to South Africa to work in the corporate field doing management consulting for five years, and then later worked in public relations work and reputation management, before giving birth to Mint Language.

Language is a function in every business. There's a business case for impact language.

Munene Khoza, founder and principal consultant at Mint Language

I think I brought something to the table... I was able to communicate with people.

Munene Khoza, founder and principal consultant at Mint Language

Telling a story is an essential skill.. Language is access.

Munene Khoza, founder and principal consultant at Mint Language

Visit the Mint Language website to learn more.

Take a listen to Munene Khoza open up about her journey and future:

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