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Bathabile Mpofu

Managing Director, Nkazimulo Applied Sciences


Bathabile is a young social entrepreneur and winner of the 2016 Total Startupper competition for her innovative product - ChemStart. Having graduated with a BSc Honours in Chemistry from UKZN, Bathabile is a registered scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. She has experience working at a university as a laboratory technician for 5 years, following which she spent another 5 working as a Research Scientist and finally a programme manager for 2 years. She obtained a PDBA (passed with distinction) at UCT in 2013 and is currently studying towards a MBA on a modular basis through UCT. Bathabile is the co-founder and co-owner of Nkazimulo Applied Sciences, the manufactures and suppliers and a high school level science kit called ChemStart.