Business : DDNS Security Operations (Pvt) Ltd, t/a SECURICO
Brought up in a family with business interests, Divine Ndhlukula found it easier to pursue her passion in business. She has an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Midlands State University and an Honorary MBA from the Women’s University in Africa. She also has various diplomas in Accounting and Marketing. Women entrepreneurs have also over the years become very influential. Divine Ndhlukula is the founder and Managing Director of DDNS Security Operations (Pvt) Ltd, t/a SECURICO,a diversified security solutions company that she started off with 4 employees and has grown to over 4000 employees now. Through sheer grit and hard work, Divine Ndhlukula has built the company to become a well sought after player nationally and globally.
Named one of the Most Successful Women in Africa by Forbes she is a trustee and member of several non- profit organizations. She is an inspiration to women across the globe and has become a much sought after speaker internationally where she has presented many papers on entrepreneurship. She been interviewed / featured as an entrepreneurship expert by media across the world among other Forbes, The London Times, The Economist, SABC, BBC World etc.
Her company is also the first Zimbabwean manned security company to be certified to the internationally acclaimed ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System. The company has won many business accolades. At first the company employed mostly women especially single mothers and widows (some HIV positive) to help empower them. In 2011, Securico won the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. She has and still sits on various Boards such as the Chamber of Zimbabwe Industries Business Linkages Committee and the ZNCC National Executive Council member and the Vice Chairperson. Divine Ndhlukula has amongst others received the following awards:
- Empretec Entrepreneur of the Year (2001)
- Empretec Entrepreneur of Decade Services Sector (2002)
- Manager of the year for Zim Institute of Management (2005)
- Celebrate a Sister Business award (2006)
- Institute of Directors Zimbabwe Director of the Year (SMEs) (2008)
- Institute of Directors Overall Director of Year(Run Up) (2009)
- Zimbabwe Women Filmmakers/UNIFEM Business Award (2010)
- National Quality Awards Company of the Year (2011)
- Zimbabwe’s 7th Best Employers (2010)
- Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Grand Prize (2011)
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