When a loved one passes on, families often battle with meeting the financial aspect of organizing a funeral hence I seek to find a way that would ease their financial burden without having to break the bank.- Themby Titsha
Growing up playing amatope in the dusty streets of Tshabalala Bulawayo,Themby Titsha, never thought she would one day run a thriving business empire. Today the 34 year old South African based CEO of Embrace Africa Concepts Group looks back and marvels at the journey she has taken. Having started off at Mahlabezulu Primary School then Fatima High School, Themby studied Business Management and Administration with the British college of professional management. She is also a holder of a Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. She cannot help but wonder; is this all a dream?
This high achiever is one of the 5 women from Bulawayo that were nominated at the Zim Achievers Awards which included Mbo Mahocs, Sue Nyathi, Melisa Laung, Lorraine MaKhumalo-Sibanda. She was nominated in the category of Female Entreprenuer of the year.
Themby is not new to getting recognition for her outstanding work. Last year she was nominated at the Zimbabwe Excellence Awards in Capetown. She has also been nominated to be on the 2019 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) list.
Themby has been in business most of her life starting at a tender age. She moved to South Africa in 2005 and came back to Zimbabwe in 2012 to be the CEO of Therald Skies Investments in Harare, before moving back to South Africa to start Embrace Africa Concepts Group in 2014.
Embrace Africa Concepts Group offers Policies, Medical Aid and Medical Insurance, Car and household Insurance, Investment and Estate planning. Recently the company launched Embrace Africa Alms an entity that collects book donations for under privileged schools and packs food parcels for the sick in clinics. This charity arm is a way of reaching out to the vulnerable people communities.
The main drive behind Embrace Africa Concepts Group is to find ways to alleviate financial challenges most African communities are often faced with in terms of accessing essential products and services. Through partnering with giants in various fields, Embrace Africa Concepts Group has been able to offer tailor made services and products to all communities with efficiency.
So far they are still growing in bounds, with offices in Port Elizabeth, Durban and Johannesburg. The Embrace Africa products are not only offered in South Africa but to the SADC countries as well.
Being a girl child in such a big business pool, time and again you meet those who doubt your capabilities, however rest assured Themby is showing them flames and has the world at her feet.
“We seek to embrace all concepts that African communities need and assist in coming up with strategies to make financial burdens lighter on them”.– Themby Titsha