Lucia Netshituni's ticket to prosperity
Widowed Lucia took on her husband's bus business and it thrived
The transport industry is male-dominated and women driving buses and taxis is still the sweetest taboo. But Lucia Netshituni, 39, the owner of a passenger transport business, has not let old prejudices get in her way. Based in Venda, Netshituni has been providing a commuter service in that area of Limpopo for more than 30 years. Dressed in a circle-style designer dress and Christian Louboutin heels, Netshituni stands next her Rolls-Royce. She says you can become successful no matter where you are and she has no intention of leaving Thohoyandou, the town she calls home. Netshituni was introduced to the bus industry by her husband, Andries. "I met my husband when I was working at Kruger National Park and he asked me on a date, and the rest is history. "When I first joined the family business, I started as an administrator and worked my way to the top. My husband taught me everything I needed to know about this business," she said. Andries entered the transport business in 1983 when he...
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