2020 update on Thapelo Chalatsi (Chaps)
Chaps completed the Graduate program in 2016, worked in the Quality department at Tiger Brands, and became the first Go to Market Quality Specialist for Tiger Brands. While working at Tiger Brands he registered Square 15 Trading and Projects, a Cleaning and Maintenance company operating across Gauteng.
In 2018 be became a full time Director of Square 15. The company qualified to be in the Property Point and Fortress Enterprise Supplier Development program. Since then the company has been providing cleaning and maintenance services to big companies in the residential, commercial, construction and manufacturing industry. The company recently employed 53 temporary employees.
Taking advantage of his manufacturing experience as well as his chemistry experience, Chaps is also running Venus Meets Mars, a cosmetics company producing Skin care, hair care and make-up products. He has partnered with the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) as well as Chemin in the development and testing of his products. These products are expected to be in the market in 2020.
Chaps still continues to give back to the community through tutoring & mentorship, and cleaning and disinfection of schools and churches during the Corona Virus Pandemic.