Sakhumzi Maqubela has gradually out-grown the image of simply being a successful entrepreneur rather has evolved into a role model for many youth as well as professionals itching to start a business. In an era of BBEEE wherein many youth perceive wealth creation as entitlement/free shares by large corporations or tenders by govt.
Sakhumzi is a trail-blazer for his generation who were born in 1976 most of whom missed out on tertiary education because of disrupted township schools as well as police brutality during 80s & 90s. The generation of township-based entrepreneurs prior to Sakhumzi are luminaries like Herman Mashaba, Alex Polokwane, and Monguni Ngema.
This trail-blazing role has not gone unnoticed, resulting in extensive interest by credible media platforms such as:
Mango In-flight Magazine
British Airways In-flight Magazine
Destiny MAN Magazine
Black Business Quarterly
SABC TV & Radio
ETV/eNCA (Against All Odds)
Soweto-TV (10YR Special Anniversary)
Formal requests for public speaking as motivation to emerging entrepreneurs with highlights as off:
Deloitte & Touché
WITS Business School (Young Global Leaders Forum, a subsidiary of World Economic Forum).