Isaac Mbatha is the founder of Sky Tents, a business that specialises in manufacturing and supplying tents for birthday celebrations, weddings, and more.

After spending some time washing and repairing tents in KwaMashu, KwaZulu- Natal, and Isaac decided to start his own business. He is today a Forbes Africa under 30 business recipient. TransformSA caught up with Mbatha to learn more about his business journey.

What challenges did you encounter?

 As a business, we have encountered numerous challenges, particularly during the recent Covid times. However, having a great team to work with makes waking up and growing our empire even more worthwhile.

What or who inspired you to start your business?

 My late father was and will continue to be a true inspiration to me. He inspired me with his incredible work ethic, business acumen, and family balance.

What are your future plans?

We have enormous aspirations as an organisation right now. One of our plans is to expand our footprint in Africa.

What makes your business unique?

Our business is rooted on the foundation of family values. We recognise that our most valuable asset is our staff and stakeholders. Before we are CEOs or MDs, we are human beings, and we must lead with heart.

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