Embracing Growth: Tshepo Monyitshwale’s Journey of Accountability and Patience

From overcoming loss to leading with purpose, Tshepo Monyitshwale’s story is one of remarkable resilience and accountability. Losing his father at a young age, Tshepo had to rebuild his confidence and learn valuable lessons about perseverance far beyond his years.

After completing a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree at the University of Venda, Tshepo was unable to find work in his field and joined our Groceries business with Nola in 2011 as a packer. His father worked on this same line in the 1970’s. During this time, he gained valuable experience moving between different plants and through his dedication and hard work, was promoted to Shift Team Leader within just two years.

Over the next seven years, Tshepo continued to excel, earning multiple qualifications in management development and operational competence. His commitment and growing expertise eventually propelled him to the position of Acting Lab Supervisor, where he now oversees six team members and all lab activities.

Tshepo gives thanks to his fellow Humans of RCL FOODS, Najib Salim and Prudence Ratombo, whose guidance and assistance have made a significant impact on his career. Their mentorship steered his purpose of positively influencing others, setting goals, providing direction, and creating meaningful change.

He credits his mother for stepping up to play both parenting roles within the family when his father passed away, showing Tshepo and his siblings what it means to be accountable, offering love and support every step of the way.

It’s the same accountability that guides his life, whether in raising his children or when he took 8 years patiently building his house. In his career, he lives his values by taking every possible step to enrich his food process knowledge to the highest standard.

Tshepo’s journey shows his unwavering commitment to personal and professional growth, driven by a deep sense of duty and purpose. His advice is to have patience and perseverance in life, and to know that good things come to those who wait.