Dumisani Mahlangu founder of Supreme Electrical and Cable Solutions Pty Ltd from Tembisa has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. who is from Tembisa I grown up in town ship and went to school at Tembisa. Supreme Electrical and Cable Solutions Pty Ltd is in the telecommunications and electrical industry and is growing with each day. Mahlangu has a trade certificate in electrical construction.
TSA: What services do you offer?
Our company offers service such as:
- Electrical installation for three phase and single phase
- Telephone cabling
- LAN point installations
- Fibre optic installations
TSA: What major challenges and problems have you faced how did you handle them?
The initial challenge had to do with the fear of the unknown and lack of resources. I overcame it by plunging myself into the business and taking calculated risks. Another challenge for our start-up was accessing capital and dealing with cashflow problems. I overcame these through networking and seeking advice from the people who have been running businesses for many years.
TSA: How do you handle stress and pressure?
I handle stress by confronting all situations head-on rather than procrastinating. I actually work better under pressure and I have found that I enjoy working in a challenging environment.
TSA: How do you deal with criticism?
I handle criticism by being honest to my clients and the people that I work with. I do so by admitting when I am wrong and correct my mistakes.
TSA: Advice to people who want to join your industry.
Get as much education on the trade. Stay focused.