Today we feature a clothing brand from Matatiele, we did a photoshoot with them at uShaka Marine last Saturday. Read more about this amazing brand below.
“Yes we are from the rural roads of Matatiele but we believe that dusting ourselves off and embracing the beauty that lives within us will take us to greater heights”
Botle Ba Matat, here forth known as BBM, is an organisation that was founded by the youth of Matatiele. It was founded in 2012 with little initial exposure. In the year 2015 members were recruited and developed. The organisation launched with a clothing brand. This served as a stepping stone to explore other avenues, such as enhancing and transforming the talents and skills of the youth in Matatiele and surrounding areas.
Our target market is the youth and youth empowerment. We intend to work closely with other youth foundations and organisations because to empower the youth is to empower the nation, ‘’Inkunzi isematholeni”.
“The best is still yet to come. The brand is growing each and every year and it’s really overwhelming. It’s getting bigger than us now. We are working with artists around Matatiele and other places around the country”, BBM Team
“It’s getting crazy man. We are currently planning something that will accommodate everyone around SA. We want to inspire the youth of this country through our work. New brands will be born under our umbrella. We aspire to inspire before we expire ”, Major, BBM Founder
Nontokozo Mbotho, commonly known to as Ntoko Mazama. This gorgeous South African lady was born at KwaMashu:March 10 1990. She can deal with stress and carry heavy burdens, she smiles when she feels like crying and she cries when she’s happy. Her love is unconditional.
” My purpose in life decisions, influences my thinking, shapes my goals, offers a sense of direction and creates meaning.”
I’m currently working at SOTRAN TRADING as a Ops manager and I’m doing modelling. I see my self in a different light every day, that’s how I’m able to cope, live, love and enjoy myself and my life. I am a big dreamer! As they say “a winner is a dreamer who never gives up” play until you score and never stop keep going
Slaying 30👸🏽 30years of Grace! 30years of being awesome! Oh I had a fabulous time at Dukkah Morningside while I was celebrating my 30th birthday. all my friends were awesome! As you all know pics tells it’s all🤗 imifanekiso.com came and capture all my best moments! Am so grateful.
What would be a celebration without my queens. Thanks to my friends for always having my back.
Nomfundo Nonkululeko Diko (25), born and raised in KwaZulu-Natal, Kwa-Mashu. I completed my Diploma in Management of Co-operatives at the University of Zululand in 2017, majoring in Accounting and Business Management. I am currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management at the University of South Africa. I am currently employed by the KZN department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs (edtea) as an intern.
Working with co-operatives has provided me with the opportunity of acquiring various skills and knowledge. It has also instilled in me a sense of compassion and understanding when interacting with clients and colleagues, and has also given me the chance to register co- operatives and maintain rewarding relationships with some of the clients that I meet.
I’m a lover of life and all it’s beauty. I’m passionate about fashion and beauty. I love modelling, and have participated in Miss KZN Teen 2010 as a finalist. I have also worked with different designers such as Pina Colada Brands. I would like to make use of my professional skills and experiences to achieve a successful modelling career.
BIOGRAPHY OF MR NKOSIKHONA GOODMAN FANAH XABA Nkosikhona Goodman Fana Xaba, a grounded young and energetic soul was born first child of five on the 13th January 1986 at Christ the King Hospital at Ixopo, by his late parents Mother Thembani MaDlamini Xaba (who passed on in year 2000) and His father Jabulani Xaba who passed on in 1996. He grew up in Umhlabashane Location in Ixopo and was raised under Zion Church He started his education at Eluphepheni Lower Primary school at Highflats Location. When he was in Grade 5, his father passed on and life started to be difficult at home since his mother was unemployed. His mother’s cousin stepped in to assist him to further his education. He did his Grade 6-9 at Ixopo Village Intermediate School while staying with his mom’s cousin. His mother passed on while he was in Grade 8 year 2000. His aunt took care of his siblings, he later joined them when he was in Grade 10 and finished his high school at Buthathubunye High School. Growing up an orphan did not defeat his vision or dream in life. He studied and worked hard with assistance from his aunt, as well as financial assistance from Nfsas to complete his studies at Mangosuthu University of Technology where he obtained a qualification in Public Management. He later did PGCE majoring in Computer Application Technology and Technology at Unisa. While studying he got a job at the library and with salary he earned there he was able to support and educate his siblings at home. He later got a teaching post at Dingizwe High School where he taught for 10 years. He is currently an HOD and teaching at Mpofini Primary School. He therefore encourages all young people never to allow circumstances to overshadow your dreams. Keep pushing with God on your side. Go to school and get education. No matter how hard things get never lose your vision. Fana is also talented. He was discovered by Mr. Sanele Nzimande (Ndlelakazifani) who exposed him to TV and Acting. He took his vision to step forward and opened day for him to get roles in local series called Imbewu when he appeared as an extra. He also got an opportunity to do a commercial for Castle Beer that will be on our screen in near future. He is also an ambassador of Imfanekiso. He sees himself being a TV star and a brand in a big production company, being an MC in great events in South Africa. He is also looking at mentoring young people, motivating them to follow their dream. Never let themselves to be defined by their circumstances. His wish is one day to meet his late parents for them to see that even though they left him young he has made it in life and he wishes that they were around to witness his progress. Let them rest well in the bosom of Abraham. For more information, contact Sanele Nzimande 082 385 0305
Ntandoyenkosi Radebe is a 19 year old smart and intelligent lady. Was born and grew up in Port Shepstone. She is currently based in Durban due to studying.She matriculated at Mthwalume High School. She is a first year Educare student at Coastal College Durban Campus. Ntandoyenkosi choose her cause because she is a kind and caring person who’s always willing to help others and put them first. So working with young kids would perfectly suit her personality. During her high school days she participated in the school’s laddies soccer team it. It helped her relax and exercise her body. She was eliminated to take part during sports and she was regarded as the best player. Ntandoyenkosi likes music she plays a big role in the church choir. She’s also the choir master. She has played part in raising funds for buying some groceries for the ones in need in her community. In her spare time she reads books a lot. Her dream is to achieve everything she’s willing to have in life and work hard to have a great future. Most importantly she’s a God Fearing woman she believes that nothing can beat the power of prayer. Ntandoyenkosi is so focused in everything she doesn’t nothing can bring her down or distract her. She doesn’t like being treated in an awful manner.
Iam Njabulo L Magabela Iam at the age of 23, I grew up in Empangeni in KZN in rural area called Kwa-Mthethwa. In present I live in Durban at a place called Inanda Newtown A.
I went to a school in my rural area at Empangeni called Ogome Technical school where I obtained my grade 11.
I am a person who has a talent in music as well as a Rapper. I am a very kind person who can manange people, cause I had a movement I founded called 431 which had a purpose in helping those who were upcoming artist in order for them to get assistance in recording labels were not as famous as many…
From a young age I have always had a passion for modelling. listening to music is number one for me as it makes me feel so ecstatic . I have fallen so in love with modelling because I have the right attitude and I look forward to having a career under this passion I have.
On my spare time I watch movies about teen ballerinas and young singers , And I do write music in my spare time… I write according on the feeling i have as well as my mood I’m in at that particular time.
I always had a dream of becoming a star not just a star but the super star, my peers wanted to become doctors, lawyers e.t.c but all i wanted was to do modelling and music, I am willing to my all cause I know its not going to be an easy journey…
My goal would be achieving what was meant to be mine and something I worked really hard for it.
Facebook: Njabulo L Magabela Instragram: @njabulolmagabel Number:0791252245 Email: Ibhubesig@gmail.com
The name is Yolanda Hlongwane from Durban Umlazi but currently staying at Chesterville, at the age of 22 years old.
I went to St’ Raphael primary school, then went to Durban Girls High School which is where I begined to see myself enjoying Dance(all kinds), that’s the phrase where I also found myself enjoying cooking which also I indeed do in IHS for two months.
I currently started working for Imifanekiso as a model. I’ll consider myself as a very driven and a passionate woman, Whereby I started the modelling career on the year 2018.
As for Dance, I have never performed for any artists But have been on a group (company) named Prosper.
Name: Yolanda Surname: Hlongwane Email: email@example.com Cell number: 0629563168 Gender: Female Age: 22 years old Nationality: South African Race: Zulu Height: 1,56cm Weight: 50 cm Waist: 28/30 Waist size: S and medium Shoe size: 4/5 Hair color- black Eye color- brown
My name is Andile Buhlebemvelo Mafu, 22 years old, from Port Shepstone. I recently completed my diploma in Information technology management at Rosebank College,durban campus. I am currently studying at Africa College of Technology and I’m also working as a peer educator at Dreams Thina Abantu Abasha.
I am a young aspiring fashion/runway model based in Durban and I have been in the modelling industry since 2019. I was part of Ugu Fashion Wine and Music Experience 2019 as a Model which was my first fashion show gig.
I believe that there is nothing more then embracing your dark skin.
Measurements: Height: 1.7 m Hips:91 Waist:68 Bust:77
Sthembile Sindane a 25 year old plus size model from uMlazi. I’m a former TVET student and has completed HR N6 at Richfield College. It is my wish to have my own Boutique by the end of the year of which is currently keeping me busy as I’m still looking for inservice training…
I’m a 22 year old girl born in PMB later moved to PINE TOWN. I went to Ashley primary school,and my high school years were in Highway college, which is where I matriculated.i then went to Creative arts college to study fashion,then graduated in 2019.
During my College years I was doing a part time job which went well, I then decided to challenge myself by getting in the call center world for a good 8months (CCI canegate ).
I am currently working for Imifanekiso as a Personal assistance and model, I am a very outgoing person, outspoken, business minded as well as a risk taker. I love learning new things and moving forward.
What I love doing the most is reading novels, writing, plaiting hair as well as cooking.
My goals: 1. build strong relationships on a daily 2. Stand out from a crowd 3. Be open to change 4 escalate and understand my leadership skills
Life message I live by : Everything is within your power, and your power is within you …
Gumede Nosiphokuhle(23)from KZN ,Kwamhlabuyalingana ,(Engwavuma) I’m student at *UKZN* Howard campus ,doing my third year in Bachelor’s degree in social sciences ( psychology & forensic studies) I’m model at *imifanekiso modelling agency*