The first Ilembe Chamber Women in Business Steering Committee networking event was held on September 30 at the beautiful “new guest house on the block” Kingsley House.
By all accounts, it was an excellent afternoon of networking amongst likeminded business women in the Ilembe community. During the afternoon, the Margaret Hirsch Business Woman of the Year (Ilembe) monthly award was presented to Tamsyn Ferreira co-owner of Alifurn Outdoor Furniture.
They are Proudly South African manufacturers of Outdoor furniture and are based in Shakas Head.
Tamsyn employs 25 people from Shakas head – one of the poorest areas in the area. The furniture is sold locally – and exported. It was a great week for Tamsyn, as a few days later Alifurn went on to win a Silver award at the Homemakers expo at the Durban ExhibitionCentre.