By Mandisa Mtimkulu – 20 July 2021
Giscard Ngwama hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the capital city of Kinshasa. He is a Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Alumnus, founder and owner of Scardmedia. Giscard matriculated in the DRC with the aspiration of studying Medicine and being a doctor.
He had different sentiments when he had to choose his professional career and studied Public Relations Management at VUT and completed his National Diploma when? He states that he enjoyed every moment at the institution, good or bad as it was a learning experience and it prepared him for the professional world. Giscard would like to contribute to the entrepreneurship programmes at VUT, as he believes in entrepreneurship and business communication. He stands firm with his opinion that South Africa needs more entrepreneurs.
He further says that it is very crucial for the institution to keep in touch with the alumni’s, so that current students can have access to information on job opportunities and many other activities. The most important is to contribute towards the institution as part of giving back to empower students with knowledge and required skills based on their personal experiences.
His studies at VUT has inspired him to be an innovator and he started his own company called ScardMedia, which was founded and registered in 2018 while he was still a student at VUT. His main objective is to create jobs in SA with a goal to have branches in other African countries and to also ensure that ScardMedia is one of the best media and PR company in our continent (Africa).
His advice to self is- “always start as early as you can, it is important”.