Tshepiso Phosa is a young, successful entrepreneur who hails from the Lowveld.
She’s the owner of Milviforce Puma N4 Nelspruit which she has been managing since 2015. She is well versed in the petroleum industry with 4 years’ experience under her belt. She is self-driven, a hard worker at heart and leads her team by action and not words.
Tshepiso worked at the Brent Oil head office in Irene during her June and December 2013 holidays as well as June and December in 2014 where she received training from the head of the African Equity Capital Market division. In January 2015, Tshepiso joined Matthews Phosa & Associates (MPA) as a junior administrative manager where she was in charge of four portfolios. Later that year a wonderful opportunity caught her attention. Brent Oil N4 (Now Milviforce Puma Nelspruit N4) was up for sale. After extensive training with the previous owner, Tshepiso took over the reins in September 2015.
“Working at Brent Oil HQ in Cape Town provided excellent training and experience, but the hands-on approach at the business has provided quite a different learning experience,” says Tshepiso Phosa, owner of Milviforce Puma N4.
Being a CEO in such a male dominated industry has only motivated Tshepiso to push herself harder. In the first few months that she acquired her fuel station, she exceeded the highest record for liters sold since 1999 on her site.
Open-mindedness is one of the top keys to success for this vibrant young business woman. She always expresses that you should not ask someone to do something you cannot do yourself, you need to lead by example and that every dream has a deadline.
Milviforce Puma N4 Nelspruit believes in providing the right service, product and the best pricing to all their customers. In the last three years, they have had a phenomenal growth in customers as well as sales and are continuing to grow even bigger.
Tshepiso has a heart for the community and in 2016 she adopted an orphanage in Mataffin – Woodhouse Community Care Base – provides food for 169 children in the community between the ages of 2 and 19. She committed herself to bring fun to the children once every two months. Food, fun and games is provided for the children to enjoy at their doorstep. She is also part of Kungumusa Community Base by handing out food on a regular basis to the orphans.
Milviforce is the proud fuel sponsor for the Steval Pumas. She signed up with the Pumas in 2016 and the partnership has blossomed since. She also provide the “Man of the Match” from every home game at Mbombela stadium with a fuel voucher. She partnered with Gsk8t this year to assist this company help keep troubled boys off the street by spreading the gospel through skateboarding. She sponsors them with fuel vouchers and some of their events.
Tshepiso Phosa is becoming more and more involved in the community and is involved at Pro Gratia Learning Centre, which is a school for learners with special educational needs, by sponsorships and her adopted son is also in this school.
Tshepiso Phosa is surely a dynamic young business woman who doesn’t stand back to any challenge. She seeks opportunities where she goes and loves being able to help the community and make a difference.
If you want to get in touch with Tshepiso, call her on 013 752 5006 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in the Nelspruit area, pay Milviforce Puma N4 a visit on the corner of N4 and Hardekool Street and see how you can save on fuel.