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“Growing up not having toys that represented me made me decide to fix the problem” – Maite Makgoba

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Maite Makgoba is a qualified linguist who studied at the Tshwane University of Technology and worked for the South African National Defence Force. ⁣⁣

Working in the military and growing up in the township contributed to her “now or never” attitude towards life. ⁣⁣

She launched her company to produce dolls with an ethnic outlook and twist. Her dolls give the much needed representation that African girls and indeed the rest of the world yearn for – a high-fashion doll made to rival the best-selling dolls in the world. ⁣⁣

Maite Makgoba is the founder of Mommpy Mpoppy.⁣

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The acclaimed television show Under 40 CEOs launched on TVC Entertainment and TVC News on the 9th of October, 2015 and subsequently launched on Silverbird Television Network on the 13th of January, 2016 and has spotlighted inspiring young business leaders aged 40 and under from East, West and South Africa. In addition to the channels above, the series has also aired on or currently running on Africa Magic Family, DBS, ITV Benin, ITV Abuja, RSTV and GHOne reaching a cumulative average viewership of 2.2million people every week.

Under 40 CEOs seeks to research, celebrate and expose the business leaders of the not-so-distant future and tell the stories of these young business leaders in Africa with a focus on the journey, the process and their proposed destination.

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