About Us

We are a youthful and vibrant enterprise that is passionate about providing natural products that are good for you and the planet. We believe that everyone deserves to have access to high quality, affordable natural products that can help them live healthier, happier lives.

Mthandazo Ngcobo, the founder of Nelson Ngcobo Holdings Pty Ltd, knew that he would own his business back in varsity days as he was still studying towards completing a diploma in Agriculture Animal Production at Tshwane University of Technology. It was in 2015 that he began his entrepreneurial journey with a couple of failed business attempts prior to this one. In 2017, after observing the rise and dependency of consumers on energy drink consumption, that he began manufacturing his own beverage brand centered around a clean, healthy and functional energy drink that will add and promote good health to consumers as opposed to what the market currently offers. Through research and understanding of potency of the natural plant ingredients have, he began trials of producing a product that would later be called Pondo Energy Drink. As a result of his entrepreneurial aptitude, other product varieties and product ranges were derived from the by-products of plant materials used in the manufacturing of beverages. Hence today Nelson Ngcobo Holdings Pty Ltd, through its subsidiaries manufactures and produces – beverages, essential oils and hydrosols. Teas and herb products in the pipelines.

Except for his desire to own a business and make a fortune for himself, however, Mthandazo started this business with the desire and passion to restore pride in who we are as, South Africans, by promoting our rich plant biodiversity, through using indigenous plants in product development, he was inspired by our Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Secondly, contribute towards unemployment and poverty alleviation especially in rural areas as he was exposed to such conditions as he was growing up.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to become the global leader in manufacturing functional food and beverages using Africa’s rich plant biodiversity. We are committed to harnessing Africa’s rich plant biodiversity, setting new standards for sustainability, and positively impacting global health.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide consumers with healthy, delicious, and natural products that support their overall health and well-being. We believe that everyone deserves to have access to healthy choices, and we’re committed to making our products affordable and accessible to everyone

Our values are:

  • We are committed to offering quality products through using selecting finest ingredients
  • We are committed to sustainability of our environment, ecosystems and natural biodiversity through planting indigenous resource that do not require use of fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides which are harmful to people and the environment.
  • We are committed to community beneficiation system whereby we rope in rural small-scale farmers to produce the plant materials for a niche market.

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