From Start-up To Success Story.

Dec 1, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Manzini American Corner (Manzini Library), Manzini, Manzini, M200

Do you feel the need to learn from successful founders who started in an environment similar to yours? Then join the Startup Grind Manzini community! We meet every month or two for a fireside chat with an entrepreneur who has successfully developed a business from the ground up. We ask the important questions.

In-person event
Fireside Chat


About this event

In this fireside chat we get to chat with Mxolisi ''Waxola'' Mabuza who has become a role model for other aspiring entrepreneurs in Eswatini and beyond. He will get to share his journey and give insights on what it takes to start a company, building it and succeeding in your business. 

He is a Nurse by profession and has previously worked for government and was one of the pioneers in the fight against HIV. He has gone to establish himself and build successful businesses in the transport Industry where he has a Kombi business and a truck business. He also owns the X-Change Lounge which is one of the successful hangout spots in Eswatini which has hosted prominent entertainers from Eswatini and beyond (International entertainers.) He has also been involved in development in local government as he has previously held the position of Manzini Mayor and Councilor. His story shows that with hard work and a clear vision anything is attainable. 

Check out what happened


  • Mxolisi Mabuza

    The Exchange Lounge

    Founder (Serial Entrepreneur)



Friday, December 1, 2023
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM UTC


Check-In & Networking
Opening Remarks
Music & Poetry
Fireside Chat
Partner Presentation
Closing Remarks
Music & Poetry


  • Siphiwo Lushaba

    Elections and Boundaries Commission

    Chapter Director


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