19 May 2020

Chivas Regal gives R35k cash injection to first ‘Business Unusual’ winner

Submitted by Hlumelo Matshanda

Whisky brand Chivas Regal, as part of its ‘Business Unusual’ Instagram TV series is proud to announce Reneilwe Mojela of MRENENI PTY LTD as the first winner of a R35 000 cash injection into her business to help her and her employees through this difficult and unpredictable time.

The ‘Business Unusual’ Instagram Live TV series is hosted by seasoned entrepreneur and media personality, Andile Khumalo. Various industry thought leaders share their origin stories, business adventures and insights into how to survive as a business during the current COVID-19 context.

In addition to the insightful content, every week, Chivas Regal supports small businesses and budding entrepreneurs by giving away R35 000 in funding to help them with a much-needed cash injection. Reneilwe saw the Chivas Regal competition via a Facebook ad and decided to enter. She needed to win the money to take her business to the next level and it looks like it paid off.

Reneilwe owns a cleaning, laundry and clothes mending business, her slogan is: “You name it, we clean it!” Whether you are moving houses or offices - MRENENI PTY LTD will come in and clean the space, and help you unpack. So that when you arrive, everything is as it should be.

They also do laundry (pick up and drop off) and mend clothes. They operate in Boksburg and Cullinan, Pretoria. Reneilwe plans to use the cash injection to purchase a high speed washing machine, a tumble dryer and a sewing machine in order to help her do her work more efficiently. MRENENI PTY LTD also delivers cleaning supplies and their goal is to produce their own cleaning supplies.

Senior Brand Manager at Chivas Regal, Blue Masoka says, “We were impressed to see so many viewers of our first episode. Small businesses and entrepreneurs are feeling the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, they need real business advice and support to operate and thrive over this period.

We recognise and resonate with Reneilwe’s passion for her business and community and we are proud to announce her as our first winner.”   Masoka says, “At Chivas Regal, success is a blend. So, just as we blend together whiskies to create an award-winning scotch, ‘Business Unusual’ blends new business challenges with expert advice. I look forward to the next episode and round of entries. I am always inspired by South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit.

”Watch Business Unusual with host Andile Khumalo on the Chivas Regal South Africa Instagram channel (@chivasregalsa) every Wednesday, to find out how you can get R35 000 in funding for your business. For any questions or setting up interviews please contact me