I am Sizwe Mkhize, an avid dreamer who’s inspired by alchemy. I am also a business man in the creative space dealing with Public Relations, Brand Strategies and Marketing. I take a keen interest in uplifting young people.
Please tell us about your journey:
My journey began in High School where I participated in almost all sporting activities then later refined my art in varsity in the year 2006. My talents were groomed back then as I used to DJ, host parties and I worked as a promoter for Brand Houses. In 2008 I founded my first business C Entertainment which mainly hosted parties in the Northern Suburbs and business was good, but then in the year 2012 insecurities owned me and I was torn and gave up on my dream to pursue a more comfortable life in a career I excelled in but did not want to pursue. I was depressed and miserable for almost two years before my passion pulled me back and through the aid of people I regard as my Business Mother’s & Brother’s I then started from where I left off. Today CSAYMEDIA which is headquartered in Midrand has done in 6 months what I built in 9 years, all through passion and mentorship, wisdom and experience.
How did you discover your passion?
In the year 1999 I was in Grade 6 and that was the year Prefects were being selected, I was never chosen and it didn’t sit well with me. I made a promise to myself that I would do everything and anything to be Head boy in my Matric year, I was elected as Deputy Head boy and it humbled me on so many levels. I participated in so many activities in School, I just knew I was destined for greatness and I guess it was self-realization that allowed me to discover and pursue my passion.
What does social responsibility mean to you?
This area is quite emotional for me, I believe in the saying that “If you give a man fish you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish you feed him for the rest of his life.” I dedicate some of my time to helping those in need through mentorship and through charity work that is identified at helping those without support structures at all.
What Makes you a Man Making Moves?
Well, Sizwe Mkhize is an aggressive business man, an extrovert and creative. I humble myself before God and have rooted my ability to remain at the top of my game through daily mantras. I live by music, books and enjoy conceptualizing in my spare time.
What can you not live without?
Music, it humbles me and can turn any rainy day into the best of days. I am from a family of vocalists and I’m a jazz enthusiasts so you can imagine the traffic I sometimes get at my gate from neighbouring dads eager to share their treasures with mine.
How do you keep your head up high all the time?
Firstly I am human so I experience the same emotions as any other man, yet I don’t let them take over me neither do I ignore things that affect me. I live by mantras and I have the most entertaining relationship with God, I call him bra God. I understand that some challenges will arise and I do my best at preparing myself to tackle them head on.
What is it that people don’t know about you?
I hate watermelons and red apples.
What are your wardrobe Staples for Winter:
I dress lightly even in winter so the following are essential: Fitted shirt, Cuffed Chinos or Fitted Chinos, Boots, leather & beaded bracelets, trench coat and woolen jersey.
CSAYMEDIA (PTY) LTD
Brand | PR | Marketing Development
43 Birchwood Court, Montrose Str,
Vorna Valley, Midrand 1686