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Zanele Sithole

Zanele Sithole

Sustainability and Green Economy at African Olive Institute
Johannesburg, South Africa

Mentorship Connection

$600 /month
This connection is free for Idea/concept and startup venture stages.

Four meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.


My name is ZANELE SITHOLE, happy and eager to support profit and social enterprises eager to pivot and embrace Green Business Principles.
My expertise will help Enterprises manage Green Business operations through calculating their carbon footprint, planning and taking actions to limit their carbon footprint impacts for a resilient Climate Change.
Through SEED training, I am able to provide Eco-Inclusive Business Development Support Services that improves access to greening economic opportunities, financial growth strategies coupled with skills acquisition for personnel.
As an entrepreneur running a white-label tyre fitment business, I possess direct business management expertise spanning over +15 years. The wealth of experience gained has provided me with adequate practical learning on challenges at the start-up phase, uncertainty management at the growth phase and applying good governance principles.
I consider myself able to provide advisory services on Legalities and Compliances, Commercial Business Administration, Green and Sustainability practices, Accounting and Entrepreneurial Skills enhancement.

Mentor type

Spoken languages

English Zulu

Geographic focus

Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

I consider the Green Economy sector as one of the main great opportunities for Mentors/Advisors/Consultants to support businesses in order to contribute to a carbon neutral society through the Just Transition.

There is wealth of value in creating networks out there for co-creation, replication and therefore amplify the services we offer.
We plan to launch a Physical Incubator/Accelerator on our own land measuring 1 hectare, to specialise in carbon reduction through ICTs/E-waste AND Carbon Footprint Measurement (Land and Air). A co-investor is required to fulfil the plan.