CapeTalk Small Business Awards

Devotion to clients sees Khayelitsha laundry service grow from rags to riches

Click here to reward a small business that provides great service with a nomination for 2015's Small Business Awards with CapeTalk and Sage One.

Ziyahlanjwa Laundry provides impeccable laundry services to clients in the heart of Khayelitsha.

Founder Sivu Mongo started the laundry service from her home in 2010, using one second-hand domestic washing machine.

The businesswoman has now become known for her honesty and integrity when taking care of people’s washing and ironing and plans to open a second branch.

Ziyahlanjwa grew after receiving training and funding from the Deptartment of Economic Development to buy more machines.

At first Mongo would collect linen and other items with her small Toyota Tazz and over time she managed to buy a bigger vehicle to transport items.

It is this ambition and drive behind Ziyahlanjwa that has secured it a nomination for 2015's Small Business Awards with CapeTalk and Sage One.

I started the business in 2010 in my lounge suite with one second-hand washing machine and tumble dryer. I saw a need in the community for my services. Before this I was working as an admin clerk and I love what I do now.

Sivu Mongo, Founder of Ziyahlanjwa Laundry

The community-based company has good relationships with its clientele and maintains their marketing this way.

Management is passionate, friendly and professional, and currently employs five well-trained and trustworthy permanent staff members.

Mongo plans to start a second laundry branch in another part of the Khayelitsha and will employ additional staff members to grow her operations.

For more information on this Small Business Awards nominee, visit the Ziyahlanjwa Laundry website.

Scroll down to listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Read More
Get EXACTLY the kitchen, bedroom or office you've always wanted

Get EXACTLY the kitchen, bedroom or office you've always wanted

Want a kitchen make over or new cupboards for your closet? Small Business Awards nominee Benjamin’s Interiors got you covered.

Banting? Ice-cream snob? Get guilt free frozen fantasies for every special need

Banting? Ice-cream snob? Get guilt free frozen fantasies for every special need

Artisan frozen dessert company Cold Gold is winning over hearts with its specialty ice-creams and sorbets; wholly remorse free!

Shen mi Yuan Garden Design will make your garden the envy of the neighbourhood

Shen mi Yuan Garden Design will make your garden the envy of the neighbourhood

Pavers, rose bushes, water features - big or small - Shen mi Yuan Garden Design knows how to take care of your gardening needs.

Do you want to learn how to make a delicious meal? Enter Ginger and Lime…

Do you want to learn how to make a delicious meal? Enter Ginger and Lime…

Small business awards nominee Ginger and Lime teaches food lovers how to create magical flavours. No experience required!

Lady Bonin’s Tea is taking coffee obsessed Cape Town by storm

Lady Bonin’s Tea is taking coffee obsessed Cape Town by storm

Small Business Award nominee Lady Bonin’s Tea got it right with beautifully packaged, organically grown, ethically sourced tea.

Explosive Functional Fitness Boot Camp impress clients with attention to detail

Explosive Functional Fitness Boot Camp impress clients with attention to detail

Bigger isn't always better, unless we're talking guns and glutes. Explosive Functional Fitness Boot Camp is a business that knows.

Need seating of any kind? Have it exquisitely crafted and made to your taste…

Need seating of any kind? Have it exquisitely crafted and made to your taste…

Need chairs (or seating of any kind) for your home or office? The Lounge Factory will exquisitely craft it however you want it…

“We make functional fitness fun and do it better than anyone else!”

“We make functional fitness fun and do it better than anyone else!”

Need a non-intimidating way to get in shape? This Small Business Award nominee guarantees results, or you get your money back.

Accounting done gently, with care, as only a woman can!

Accounting done gently, with care, as only a woman can!

“We handle clients with care in a way only women can.” - Founder of Small Business Awards nominee Donna HD Chartered Accountants

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Makhosi Khoza spills the beans on why she quit the ANC

[LISTEN] Makhosi Khoza spills the beans on why she quit the ANC

She says President Zuma was uncomfortable with her and her decisions which saw changes to the ANC and Motsoeneng ousted.

[Watch] Payday dance: Never a dull moment in Cape Town

[Watch] Payday dance: Never a dull moment in Cape Town

Even slow-moving traffic cannot dampen the mood in Cape Town because payday came early. Watch Capetonians celebrating payday.

Outa files urgent court interdict to freeze Gupta money

Outa files urgent court interdict to freeze Gupta money

Outa wants to prevent the money leaving SA as it is meant for the rehabilitating areas in which Gupta mines were situated.

KPMG International's meeting with Pravin Gordhan

KPMG International's meeting with Pravin Gordhan

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Pauli van Wyk, a journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Sharone Daniels, a community activist in Cape Town's Ocean View says they need police intervention to end gang violence.

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

A government employee emailed John Maytham about what he or she believes is the real state of play with the Cape water crisis.