Sinako is a facilities management company was founded in 1996 by Nomhle Dywili-Ketelo and her childhood friend, Nomaphelo Mtwecu, who saw a gap in the market for a professional contract cleaning service company. They started off as  a specialist cleaning company with a staff complement of five and the company has steadily grown, to now employing 150 staff members.

Both partners share a strong social awareness and have been involved in various organisations and non-government education initiatives.  They have had to overcome prejudice and financial hardships to build their thriving business, with branches in Cape town and Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.


Nomhi Mtwecu

Nomhi is actively involved in youth development and women social issues and serves on various boards.  She chairs Club 13, an organisation that champions women and children issues and development in the community.  Nomhi has worked in community development for many years and held the position as co-ordinator of a leading NGO.  She has obtained certificates in Professional Management from Holland, Strategic Management and Organizational Development from PACT as well as a certificate in the New Labour Relations from the Peninsula Technikon Business School.

Nomhle Dywili-Ketelo

Nomhle has worked for a leading NGO as a regional director and was a co-director in a carpet cleansing business.  She has obtained a BA degree from the University of Cape Town, with post-graduate studies in an Advance Diploma in Adult Education and Training from the University of the Western Cape.  She has obtained certificates in Strategic Management, Organisational Management and Advanced Management Development from PACT.  She is the Provisional Chairperson of South African Women Entrepreneurial Network (SAWEN), a DTI linked initiative.  She is also active in other business organisations and serves also on various community Boards.