Mpumelelo Mfula, popularly known as, Frypan, on the streets is a 26 Wits graduate with a bachelors degree majoring in Political Studies and International Relations as well as a honors degree in Political Studies. His approach to entrepreneurship is based on finding solutions to challenges faced by fellow young African entrepreneurs. His first formal business is RHTC Online Store (www.rhtconline.com), an acronym for “Returning Home To Create”, which is an online store dedicated to marketing and distributing African owned street wear brands to an international market which currently distributes 13 leading African brands. RHTC has also hosted workshops aimed at its high school customers to endorse a culture of exploring a creative alternative in pursuit of their personal goals.
His most recent venture is a company called The Playground (www.playgroundsa.com ) which creates mobile, multi-functional and premium yet affordable furniture for modern entrepreneurs. The Playground’s goal is to democratise premium capability to more young people in order to allow them the opportunity to enter the entrepreneurship space with one less challenge.