Divine Ndhlukula is the founder and Managing Director of DDNS Security Operations (Pvt) Ltd. This is the holding company for SECURICO SECURITY SERVICES; Canine Dog Services and MULTI-LINK P/L, an electronic security systems company. Divine is one of our role models, who has been there, started her own, made it, still going up, unstoppable and unlimited.
From humble beginnings, Divine founded SECURICO SECURITY SERVICES in 1999 in her backyard cottage. She started off with four employees and the company has now grown to over 3500 employees. Through hard work, determination and focus, Divine has built the company to become the most respected and sought after player in the security industry. Her company is also the first Zimbabwean manned security company to be certified to the internationally acclaimed ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System.
Divine has an Executive Masters in Business Admin from Midlands State University and an MBA from Women’s University in Africa which was conferred in recognition of her business leadership and gender equality initiatives. She also holds Accounting and Marketing Management diplomas. She has done several executive development programs among others: Success Motivation International – Dynamics of Successful Management; Empretec Entrepreneurial Development Program; Strategic Business Management by AF International in Sweden, Millennium Training Prog for Directors by International finance Corp (IFC)
Divine worked for ZBC from 1980 to 1982 as an Accounting Officer, Old Mutual as an Accounting Officer from 1982 to 1985 and then for Intermarket Life Assurance Company as Marketing Executive from 1995 to 1999 where she left to fulfill her vision to start SECURICO in 1999.
Her leadership excellence has been recognized by the corporate fraternity as evidenced by the numerous business accolades she has won, among others Empretec Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 and Empretec Entrepreneur of Decade (Services Sector) 2002; Manager of the year 2005 for Zim Institute of Management; Celebrate a Sister Business award 2006; Institute of Directors Zimbabwe Director of the Year (SMEs) 2008; Institute of Directors Overral Director of Year(Run Up) 2009; Zimbabwe Women Filmmakers/UNIFEM Business Award 2010. Her company has won several awards among other National Quality Awards Company of the Year 2011, Zimbabwe’s 7th Best Employers 2010 and won the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship 2011 Grand Prize run by Legatum and Omidyar.
She is active in charting business policy direction as she is a ZNCC National Executive Council member and current Vice Chairperson of the ZNCC Harare, sits on the Chamber of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) Business Linkages Committee and is immediate past chairman of the Security Ass of Zimbabwe.
Divine has a GREAT passion for women’s economic and social empowerment and involves herself in a number of women organizations. She is a role model who has been encouraging women and young people to become entrepreneurs. Through her conscious and deliberate efforts, women are now accepted in the security sector with her company employing more than 900 women, arguably the largest employer of women in Zimbabwe outside civil service. Divine was recently named one of the most successful women in Africa by Forbes.