SBONELO MBATHA

THE PETROL ATTENDANT

TURNED DEALER

Born in the rural outskirts of South Coast (KZN) – eNqabeni, Sbonelo Mbatha was ingrained with a work ethic started that served him well throughout his entrepreneurship journey. Growing up in rural environment can be credited to have influenced Sbonelo’s resilience, hard work and tenacity in the business world. manager, and ultimately owner of multiple service stations. He is renowned as an industry expert and a mentor to many young entrepreneurs.

Sbonelo found himself unemployed for quite a few years despite being a Cost Management Accounting graduate from MUT. His relentless spirit drove him to assume a low paying and despised job of a Petrol Attendant at a local service station.

SBONELO'S INSPIRING STORY IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

"THE GREATEST GLORY IN LIVING LIES NOT IN NEVER FALLING,

BUT IN RISING EVERY TIME WE FALL. "

Sbonelo is on a mission to empower. Sbonelo Mbatha had always desired to make a difference in the lives of others. His passion for people development, mentorship and transformation propelled him to found PetroCONNECT with his business partner Mark Harper. The company aims to empower and connect fuel retail aspirants with tangible opportunities within Fuel Retail sector. Not only does PetroCONNECT help connect sellers and buyers, but it also further ensures sustainable transformation through its bespoke funding solutions and mentorship support.