Today we’re profiling Khumo Tapfumaneyi who was born in Phahameng, Bloemfontein. Khumo started her schooling career at Marang Primary school and then moved to Mafikeng, then Cape Town, and is now based in Johannesburg. She currently works as a Business Development Manager in Wealth and Investments, and currently studying towards a Masters degree in Strategic Marketing with Wits Business School. Khumo is one of the co-founders of online bookstore Ethnikids that specializes in books featuring characters of colour in all South African languages.

Her biggest challenge at the moment is time-management and finding the perfect work-life balance. Being a wife, a mom, student, employee and having her own side hustle means her days are usually packed and stretched. “I enjoy everything I’m doing though and feel recharged by my work as I feel it is aligned with my purpose” she says.

Khumo is incredibly proud of the impact they have been able to make in communities with their small business, as well as the effort they have made to get young children reading. On what makes her a woman who rocks, she says, “I’m a serious go-getter! I’m passionate about this country and all the opportunities it has to offer.”

Her dreams for the future include building a lucrative business that will extend into the digital space and change the narrative for African children. Khumo would also like to travel and study more.