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TitleBREAKING BARRIERS: The story of Divine Ndhlukula, Case Study No. 33
AuthorACBF
SubjectWomen in Business
Date of Publication2016033
PublisherAfrican Community of Practice on Management for Development result at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Number of Pages9 pages
LanguageEnglish
Geographical CoverageZimbabwe
KeywordsWomen in Security Business, Women and Entrepreneurship
AbstractThis case study traces Divine Ndhlukula’s history of triumph over circumstances. She founded and manages a multimillion dollar security company called SECURICO in Zimbabwe. It shows that it is possible for women to break patriarchal barriers and glass ceilings that limit opportunities for women in business. The case study utilises a desk research approach mainly because there are many recorded interviews of Divine Ndhlukula which provide a nuanced analysis of a lived experience as a female entrepreneur in a male dominated industry. The use of interview transcripts ensures that her voice is dominant in this narrative. It is from her thoughts, fears and wishes that we can distil how a widowed woman was able to circumvent not only patriarchal norms that relegate women from the public sphere but also the economic crisis in post 2000 Zimbabwe to build a multimillion dollar company.
Copyright HolderAfrican Community of Practice (AfCoP)
Filesize628928 MB
File FormatPDF
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