Mbuyazi joins South Africa’s first black-owned hardware franchise

Durban businessman Sifiso Mbuyazi has joined the Just Build family in a groundbreaking move for the KwaZulu-Natal based franchise. 

Mbuyazi cut the ribbon on Just Build’s latest lifestyle store in the heart of Hammarsdale last weekend as the country’s first black-owned hardware franchise continues to grow in leaps and bounds.


It was a special moment for Mbuyazi, who was born and raised in the humble north-coast town of Verulam and has developed into a major player in the country’s construction industry.


“It excites me because besides getting involved in this personally, I see Hammarsdale as an area which is being revived economically,” Mbuyazi said. “It has been a long journey for me. The Just Build family come with lots of experience and that is comforting.”


Mbuyazi, who heads up well-known civil engineering solutions provider – Silo Construction, says he hopes to inspire like-minded business people in the country.


He continued: “What also excites me as a black entrepreneur is that this move creates an opportunity for others to say, yes, it is possible.


“Yes, it is a space that many black Africans are not participating in, so for me to get involved in the Just Build family, it allows others to say, ‘Wow! If he can do it, we can follow suite’.”


Beyond making his mark in the hardware sector, Mbuyazi understands the importance for community development, an attribute which ties in perfectly with the franchise’s outlook.


“We want to be community centered,” he explained. “We understand construction and the dynamics within the industry. That knowledge will allow us to help people overcome those challenges.”


The Hammarsdale branch is the sixth Just Build store in the stable and the third opened in 2019 following the successful launch of premises in Mpophomeni and Sweetwaters.


Naseem Badat, Just Build Managing Director, believes Mbuyazi’s expertise will add a new dimension to the business.


“We are excited to launch our first franchise store in Hammarsdale under the ownership of Mr. Sifiso Mbuyazi, who is already a very successful businessman,” he added.


“Our vision of growing this brand which is deep rooted in community integration under black empowerment and ownership has become a reality, we need more entrepreneurs like Sifiso to continue to create a footprint for Just Build nationally.”


Just Build offers a franchise model that is affordable with unmatched return on investment and community social upliftment satisfaction. The franchise has ambitious plans to expand exponentially in the coming years.
For franchise inquiries contact Carl Haupt on 0836791371.