PurpleGrowth is a boutique management consulting, training and coaching services firm established in 2016. We partner with clients from the private and public sectors to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

We draw on deep knowledge, international experience and track records of established academics and industry practitioners to deliver insight-driven, value-adding and measurable interventions.

We are a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor, accredited by the Services SETA (Services SETA Accreditation No: 12704)


We are a Level 1 BEE company, accredited by the Services SETA (Services SETA Accreditation No: 12704).


  • Mzoxolo Gulwa

    Chief Executive Officer

    Title: Founder & CEO
    Years of experience: 22
    Key Qualifications: MCOM Business Management, MAP

  • Kashmita Daya

    Human Capital Specialist

    Title: Human Capital Specialist
    Years of experience: 20
    Key Qualifications: BCOM Honours HRM

  • Janine Kocovaos

    Facilitator & Coach

    Title: Facilitator & Coach
    Years of experience: 18
    Key Qualifications: Certification in Coaching & Business Psychology

  • Dr Sibongile Vilakazi

    Business Strategist & Academic

    Title: Business Strategist & Academic
    Years of experience: 17
    Key Qualifications: PhD: Organisational Development and Diversity Management

  • Clive Thinane

    Business Strategist & Facilitator

    Title: Business Strategist & Facilitator
    Years of experience: 17
    Key Qualifications: PGDip & Diploma: Project Management

  • Thuthuka Ntuli

    Business Strategist & Facilitator

    Title: Business Strategist & Facilitator
    Years of experience: 13
    Key Qualifications: Financial Management and Strategic Management

  • Vinesh Lalloo

    Business Strategist & Facilitator

    Title: Business Strategist & Facilitator
    Years of experience: 25
    Key Qualifications: Business Administration (MBA)

  • Pieter Smith

    Research & Competitive Intelligence (CI) Consultant

    Title: Research & Competitive Intelligence (CI) Consultant
    Years of experience: 23
    Key Qualifications: B. Sc. Engineering (Ind) Hons, CIP-I & CIP-II


  • PurpleGrowth has understood our business and how our industry operates in a very short space of time and for me this is key to the support we receive from the partnership we share with them

    Chantal Lombaard
    HR Executive SA Operations: BSi Steel
  • We as Thenga Holdings are extremely happy with the outcomes achieved through the intervention, and of how our team has been highly impacted by the process

    Davy Khonzani
    Chief Operating Officer: Thenga Holdings
  • We are satisfied with the way PurpleGrowth responded to the brief by putting together a team of experts and professionals to deliver on the project in line with the communicated timeframes and deadlines

    Ansia Daniel
    Director: Entsika Consulting
  • We were satisfied with PurpleGrowth’s expertise in understanding the market opportunities and threats, as well as providing strategic insights into the mobile crane hire

    Hlayisani Matelangisa
    Executive Intern: Africa, Babcock International Group
  • The entire management was very pleased and impressed with PurpleGrowth’s expertise in strategic management, broad understanding of government planning and priorities as well their overall support which was of excellent quality. They went beyond this and encompassed exercises that assisted in boosting the staff morale

    Mark Gordon
    Deputy Director-General: Chemicals and Waste Management: Department of Environmental Affairs
  • The board, management and staff immensely benefitted from the strategic planning session that was professionally facilitated by PurpleGrowth, with valuable practical and theoretical knowledge that was able to challenge the CBDA board, management and staff

    Kobus van Niekerk
    Head of Central Support Services: CBDA
  • The PurpleGrowth team is highly passionate about the work they do and are dedicated and committed to delivering professional service to their clients

    Moipone Maimane
    Events and Sponsorship Manager: ACSA
  • The training was conducted in an effective, practical and professional manner, which has since assisted our line managers in their engagements with stakeholders. The guys are now more confident in positioning our services with clients, and applying the skills acquired from the training.

    Patience Siliya
    HR Manager: Executrac
  • Please accept my appreciation for the excellent training you and your team provided on the 27 February to 01 March 2018. It was an enormous undertaking but went smoothly and efficiently! Thanks to your leadership and dedication combined with your teamwork and energy.

    Thabiso Phetuka
  • Your presentation was informative and well structured. We appreciate the way in which the information was shared and enjoyed through active group participation

    Pierre Buys
    Manager: Organisational Effectiveness: RAF










PurpleGrowth Foundation

We focus on supporting business owners (Youth, Women and People Living with Disability) in townships and in rural areas, with the provision of small business development skills as well as work-readiness support for unemployed graduates.

We are looking for corporate sponsors and strategic partners to drive these initiatives as we have limited financial resources.