In the press

We are continually shaping the debates around food security, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Industrial Development Corporation - Tim Modise interviews Sipha Ndawonde of Maneli Pets

Maneli Pets will be the first South African company to export pet treats to the multi-billion dollar US pet industry. The business owners share a passion for entrepreneurship and like export-oriented businesses.

City Press

City Press – Opportunities out of obstacles

SA needs to produce more of its own consumer goods as a primary way to ignite economic growth. Young black industrialist Nhlanhla Dlamini has accepted the challenge.

Mail And Guardian

Mail & Guardian – 200 young South Africans 2016

Nhlanhla Dlamini started up his own company, the Maneli Group, which seeks opportunities to build and expand businesses in the food and agricultural sector.


Finweek – Cultivating success in the agri-industry

After over five years at McKinsey & Company, Nhlanhla Dlamini quit his job to start his own agri-processing business. Rather than taking on the dominant...

Young Money - Cultivating SA’s agriculture sector to be at the forefront of food production

Nhlanhla Dlamimi is looking to cultivate the local agriculture industry in South Africa so that it will be at the forefront of food production on the continent and eventually the world.