CAPE TOWN – Rustenburg born entrepreneur Jaco Gerrit, is known as being a finalist in Mr South Africa 2015 but he has also earned his spot as one of the top entrepreneurs in Africa.
Jaco first got inspired after matric, when he went to the UK for a year and took a gap year with friends and during that time he realised that he is not the type of person to work for someone else but was destined to have his own company.
In an interview with Business Report, Gerrits said that for any entrepreneur failure will help them grow.
Gerrits said: "When referring to the challenges for entrepreneurs, many people always refer to external challenges such as access to funding or finding the right talent to join your team but I always say that the biggest challenge is the internal challenges so the fear of failure and what other people will say mindset is extremely important and you need to see failure for what it is which is valuable feedback that allows you to change your approach."
When returning to SA, he looked at many opportunities such as one example was privatising transport for Anglo-Platinum and then he also started his studies getting a programming diploma.