About us

GOALS

Our goals is to play a major role in eradication of poverty by empowering individuals with handcraft skills and talent targeting mainly individuals living with disabilities, youth and women.

We shall shelter the above mentioned individuals into one roof where they will manufacture their own products, our duty and responsibility is to find a suitable market for whatever they will be manufacturing.

Tlotlego Manufacturing was initiated in 2016 by Ike Lekgoro under the banner of Come Again Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Reg No: 2016/ 351147/ 07
Was established in Burgersfort Limpopo Province. South Africa in 2016 by a young dedicated and motivated business entrepreneur with extensive business experience. it was established with vision to become a key participant in the economy through employment creation and fight the plight or socio-economic challenges, The company’s intention is to better the lives of the local people who are directly and indirectly affected by its operations.

Our main service is to manufacture shoes and handbags We are a versatile manufacturer with capability to produce a wide range of bags, such as Fashion Bag, School Bag, fashion shoes and school shoes. etc.
Our products are suitable for Retail as well as for Volume Promotion purposes.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to produce and continually develop quality products at a competitive price while fostering a climate where environmental technologies can thrive.  We will always strive to service our customer with the utmost integrity, and to their complete satisfaction.

It is our goal to ensure our mission by continuous self improvement, growth in our operations and employees; while maintaining profitability to the benefit of our customers, employees, and community.  All employees will work together in combining their efforts and skills to ensure our mission and goals are fulfilled in a courteous manner.

 

Vision Statement

The vision of Tlotlego Manufacturing is to continue the heritage of our Company and be a premier South African manufacturer of top quality products.  We dedicate ourselves to be the supplier of choice when our type of products are
being sought.

This vision will be accomplished by sharing the responsibilities of planning and decision making with all of our employees.  Tlotlego will strive to maintain the image it has developed over the many years with its suppliers, employees and community as a company of excellence.

 

Our team

Ike Lekgoro picture

Ike Lekgoro

Founder and the CEO

Lekgoro was jobless for 10 years when he came up with the idea to start his own business “I have realized that making a shoe most people do not think of it, and you need to have certain skills to be a shoemaker, I have been jobless for more than 10 years that is when the idea came up”, 

After losing his son in 2016 due to heart failure his passion for making handcrafted shoes enhanced. He decided to keep his child’s name alive and honoured him, by naming his shoe brand Tlotlego

“Tlotlego Handcrafts represents a traditional luxury man’s footwear, belt, and wallets, which advance and maintain the essence of credible natural art of handcrafting, complementing the confidence and personality of those who engage with it.

Lekgoro was born in Limpopo Sekhukhune Ga-Nchabeleng. Lekgoro has always loved entrepreneurship and that led him to pursue a certificate in Business Management.

Lekgoro said he is a creative person “I am a creative person and handy at the same time. It is easy for me to create something that I have never seen and it will come out perfect.

He also said the unemployment rate in South Africa has played a major role.  “The high level of unemployment rate forced me to think strategically until the thought crossed my mind.

I had a desire to break the chain of unemployment and that became my driving force that is when the idea of making shoes was born” he explains.

Making shoes is not easy and extremely difficult to master especially working with different sizes. But Handcrafted shoes are meant to last longer.

“It is not an easy task, one must have passion and work hard, invest too much time on it, it will take time but be patient and find yourself.

“It takes 2 to 3 days to make a pair of shoes and depends on the design I make and the material I am using” Lekgoro added.

Lekgoro has been on a show called Born Legend on SABC 1 and has been interviewed by numerous national and international Radio stations. He was selected to participate in the national exhibition at Hyde Park mall and Galaga estate for 5 years. And was also recognized by the Glencoe mine in Sekhukhune, who donated donated equipment to him.

Lekgoro said he likes to see some of his ideas picked up and produced by brands for a bigger market. He highly praises and wishes to collaborate with an American luxury man’s footwear brand Paul Parkman and an brand Tucci Polo.

To contact the designer check him out @ Tlotlego Legendcraft on all his social media platforms.

 

 

 

 

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