Ntombenhle Khathwane: AfroBotanics

Ntombenhle is the founder of AfroBotanics - a cosmetics brand that uses powerful natural ingredients, focused on ‘beauty for purpose’ from baby care to natural haircare. After starting the business in 2011, Ntombenhle completed Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women business education program a year later and has since continued to grow her business with it now offering over 37 products across 600 stores.

In line with her ambitions to make positive change, Ntombenhle launched “Girl Boss South Africa – My World, My Rules” to empower girls aged 16-25, and a newly launched program, “My Beautiful Life” aimed at assisting older women to live purposeful lives.

With ambitions to improve the finance operations of her business and enhance their sales and operations, Ntombenhle used the 2023 Growth Fellowship as an opportunity to connect with mentors and peers.