Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Ahanang Hardware & Construction Ltd
Granny Seape (nee Ndlovu) was born in Soweto and attended her primary and secondary education in that township. Both her parents were politically aware and she cut her political teeth at Orlando West High School.
She joined the ANC in 1975, and after the June 1976 students’ uprisings she left South Africa. This is after her brother Hastings Ndlovu was brutally assassinated by the racist police. She joined UMkhonto we Sizwe - the military wing of the ANC in 1976. She underwent military training in various countries, including Angola and the then Soviet Union - serving in various capacities.
Granny Seape obtained her Bachelor of Economics Degree (B.Econ) from the University of Zambia.
She founded the 100 percent black woman-owned Ahanang Hardware and Construction in 1998.
She is founder and Director of Global Foreign Exchange and Global Foreign Exchange Financial Services. Both are Financial Services companies that are majority black female owned.
She is a Co-founder & Director of Bophelo Bioscience & Wellness (Pty) Ltd and a trustee of Mophuthi Matsoso Development Trust.
Granny served as a Senior Manager in the credit division of both ABSA and Nedbank, after a stint at the World Bank in Washington, where she was attached to the Southern African division of the bank as an intern.
In 1999 Granny was nominated Developer of the Year (National) by The Institute of Housing of Southern Africa (IHSA). In 2000 the IHSA recognised Granny as Housing Person of the Year. This award is in recognition of persons who have made a difference in housing in South Africa.
She has served on several Boards including serving as a Chairperson for the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) – May 2009 to Jan 2011
Granny is a Colonel in the South African Airforce Reserves and serves on the South African Airforce Council.
Her passion for driving herself further has seen her Summit the Uhuru Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro in 2015.
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DBEC SED 002
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