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Conceive, Believe and you can Achieve

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As Napoleon Hill said, “Whatever the mind can convince, and believe, it can achieve”. This is true for one ordinary woman who conceived the idea of starting a security company in 1998, with no prior experience and next to nothing in capital. Hers was just an attitude of self-belief that she told herself that she can.
Starting at her kitchen table, Divine Simbi-Ndhlukula immersed herself in building systems, searching for smart people to hire, developing them to bring the best out of them, inculcating the culture of excellence, putting the business at the forefront of bringing international standards like ISO Standards to the security sector, as well as fighting for the acceptance of women in this hitherto male industry.
Speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebratory dinner recently, she remarked “This incredible journey that started like a fluke in 1998 brought many amazing people into my life as the SECURICO family. In 1998, I was quite young, then, and as underdogs then, my small team and I worked like maniacs to try to stake our position in an industry that was perceived not suitable for us.”
“My dream was always to create a business that would serve its employees as much as it did its customers, hence we emphasized both internal and external customers. A home away from home for the people SECURICO employed, as well as a platform for growth”, she went on.
Dr Divine Simbi-Ndhlukula attributed the SECURICO success story to the people whom she is proud to have seen good progress over the years. A fundamental element underpinning SECURICO’s culture is empowerment. SECURICO is an empowering organization where the employee is allowed to reach his or her full potential, academically, and professionally irrespective of tribe, color, class, religion, or gender. Female employees are delighted with the degree of empowerment at SECURICO, and this has been a super great game changer in service delivery.
Divine, a mentor to many aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, a global speaker, and a philanthropist, has been recognized locally and globally, not only for her business acumen ship, but for being impactful and intentional in what she does for communities’ empowerment. Among others, she was named Forbes Africa Businesswoman of the Year, EY World Entrepreneur Award Southern Africa Exceptional category, and was recently inducted into the Business Excellence Hall of Fame.
Dr. Divine has been appointed to board membership, directorship, chairmanship, and leadership capacities in several key and strategic institutions and commissions in Zimbabwe and was conferred with the esteemed Commendation Hero Medal in recognition of the valuable contribution to the economy of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
A champion of women’s economic empowerment, Dr Simbi-Ndhlukula is a holder of 2 MBA degrees from Midlands State University and Women’s University in Africa as well as a PhD Philosophy in Business Leadership from Women’s University in Africa.
Hers is an inspirational story of an ordinary woman who has achieved extraordinary achievements against all odds. She is about to publish a business book as well as her memoir shortly.
She concluded our discussion “Success in business is about having good people and processes. It is also about having a good brand with integrity being the overriding key fundamental issue. I believe we have them all.”

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