At Phikelela, we provide a range of high quality business consulting services at affordable prices for entrepreneurs operating in Diepsloot.

We service a range of entrepreneurs: idea phase, micro enterprise (earning revenues anywhere between “I don’t know” and R100,000 monthly), small enterprises (monthly revenues of R100,000+).

Phikelela means “perseverance”. This is the most important attribute for any entrepreneur to have.

Phikelela aims to help our clients create wealth for themselves and value for society. We see ourselves as partners in the creation & growth of businesses throughout townships in Johannesburg.



Phikelela was founded by Katie Farrand, who graduated with a B.Com (Honours) Economics from the University of Cape Town. She has worked with many entrepreneurs in many contexts, from Khayelitsha to Kigali (Rwanda). She has a passion for business development, and believes her passion can best be used to assist entrepreneurs where little support currently exists.