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Business Woman of The Year: Mama Mirriam Makamu

Mama Mirriam Makamu has been announced “Business Woman of the Year” at an award ceremony during this year’s annual Smarties Week held at the Ocean Breeze Hotel in Strand, Cape Town.

Clover Mama Afrika’s Mama Mirriam Makamu from Tembisa in Gauteng, began her small bakery (Sipho & Mary Bakery) in 2008. Today, it has grown into a well-known bakery in the Tembisa area that provides employment to 46 community members. With the help of Clover Mama Afrika, Mama Mirriam was able to acquire the skills to run a successful bakery and to have a clean and functional working environment.

Clover Mama Afrika founder Professor Elain Vlok, proudly explains: “Mama Mirriam is a deserving winner, as she has become a landmark in her community and provides an income to no less than 46 members. She continuously finds ways to improve her sales, which increased by 63% in just one year and was used to re-invest in the business.”

Mama Mirriam says: “The support that I receive from Clover Mama Afrika has made a huge difference to my bakery. I am so proud to be Business Women of the Year.”

Source and images: Clover Mama Afrika

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