She’s a cut above the rest!

She’s a cut above the rest! Kasi women sew tracksuits, school and industrial uniforms at Rise Uniforms in Philippi, Cape Town. Photo by Lulekwa Mbadamane By BUZIWE NOCUZE NTOMBEKHAYA Nonxuba wants women to uplift one another. She founded Rise Uni forms in 2007 but only registered it in 2010. The company is situat ed in Philippi East in Cape Town and makes 3 schoolwear, corporate and active wear, and in dustry specific wear. “Women who sat in the location the whole day were the reason I decided to start this busi ness,” said Ntombekhaya 42 “I wanted them to do something with their lives instead of staying in the location the whole day. “I want to urge people out there, especially women, to start doing what they’re good at and uplift oth er women.” Ntombekhaya has 41 employees and her clients are Pick n Pay, Boxer Superstores, schools and burial societies. “The more and bigger contacts we get, the more opportunities are created for people to be em ployed,” she said. Nokubonga Kenene 34 from Durbanville started working for her in 2014. “I’m happy to be an employee here because we learn a lot,” she said. “With the money I make here I’m able to take care of my family.” Yanela Jamda 29 from Khaye litsha said: “When I first came here I didn’t know some of the things I know today, and it’s all thanks to this company.” Said Ntombekhaya: “The prices differ and depend on what and how many a client wants. “It’s never the same. Anyone can contact us for a quote.” Anyone who wants to contact the company can phone 079 4974 183, 084 298 4291 or 021 825 5889, or email infoAriseuniforms.co.za