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FACE TO FACE The company has won a number of awards over the past two years. Early 2018, they landed second at the Black Umbrellas Awards as brand ambassadors. “We were also the overall winners at the annual Eskom Business Investment Competition (BIC) Awards. The award included some form of investment and this year we will be part of one of their programmes. I believe this will help us grow even further,” he adds. “We run an internship programme in partnership with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA). We have two interns at the moment. The intention is to retain them in the business.” He is also part of an organisation called 1000’s Men: It brings together male entrepreneurs to come together and build sustainable businesses. Some projects that they are working on include consulting services primarily focusing on advanced analytics in the private and public sectors, through an entity called Prodeliver Analytics. “The combined experience of Prodeliver Analytics’ members in mining, transportation, data analytics, and industrial problems such as finance and telecommunications and R&D in machine learning and robotics, as well as a partnership with analytics software and 28_QUARRY SA | MAY/JUNE 2019 Winning Start ups need a lot of attention. solutions provider SAS Institute, makes Prodeliver Analytics a strong provider of advanced analytics services in the mining and transportation sectors,” he says. As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, he would like to see Prodeliver positioning themselves to adapt to the revolution. “We don’t want to be left behind,” he says.  “I can say I have always been an entrepreneur because throughout my life, I have always been selling.” Nyadzeni Makhado www.quarryonline.co.za