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Beneficiary of the Week: Shadreck Sithole
Shadreck Sithole’s journey started when he was the youngest person to head the roll-out of Fibre at Eagle Service. A few years later, he then moved to heading up accounts for well established companies such as MTN, Neotel and Vodacom.
After four years in the corporate world, Shadreck (32) could no longer ignore the burning desire to build his own Fibre optic legacy. His desire to build a company combined with the decision to take a leap of faith in his capabilities brought about registering his own company called Silverback World Infrastructure.
An establishment where he takes pride in knowing that with every new opportunity presented to him, he could assist other young minds to achieve their goals. Silverback World Infrastructure is a 100% black youth-owned company, focused on offering a variety of services such as IT support, network design and cyber security. The business has been operating for 3 years.
After a successful application process for the NYDA Grant Programme applied for at the Agency’s Johannesburg Branch, he was given NYDA Grant to the value of R43 999.94 to purchase equipment as well as a Business Plan voucher to assist his business. The business currently boasts 27 employees.
“My dream of building a legacy that generations long after I have gone can continue to build on and be proud of, keeps me focused and motivated.  I will not only change South Africa, I will move the entire continent,” said Shadreck.