Rustenburg - Rustenburg businesswoman Tshegofatso Mputle says starting her own decorating business using copper pipes has proven that women are capable of doing anything they set out to achieve.
"I believe women are capable of doing anything they set their minds on. I set my mind on creating home and office decorations and I have not gone wrong. I have always found it strange that many appliances are made in China and decided to change that," said said. Mputle from Luka near Rustenburg started her business Tshego M Creations in 2013.
She is a home and office decorator who uses copper water pipes to craft side lamps, candle holders, wall watches and coffee filters.
Mputle received no training but has already been to East Africa to represent South Africa at an art and culture exhibition. She was expected to return to East Africa to teach women about her craft, and will be in Kenya in September to showcase her designs.
She was one of the exhibitors at the Rustenburg municipality tourism workshop on how to promote collaboration to turn the city into a tourism hub.