It took him only two years to come up with a solution for tough stains on your fabrics and now it only takes one day to manufacture Queline washing powder, Kgomotso Sephuma (26) is the mastermind behind the washing powder. He was born and bred in Hammanskraal Ga-Motla North West and currently doing his master’s degree with Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences. He also holds two degrees in BSc (Biochemistry and Chemistry), and BSc Honours (Chemistry), both from SMU and is an intern at Aspen Pharmacare Nutritionals.
The locally manufactured product was named after Kgomotso’s mother “Jacqueline”. Kgomotso expained to Tsa Pitori that he got the motivation to manufacture Queline washing powder from the phrase his mother used more often “omfeletsa sesepa(you’re finishing my soap)” when doing his laundry and the need for the product in the market.
He further explained that he went with washing powder because it is marketable and not really difficult to manufacture, it just needs thorough research and formulation. “With the knowledge of science I have acquired at university, it wasn’t difficult to come up with the formation of washing powder”-Kgomotso said. The only challenge he faced was getting the funds to start the project. Queline washing powder is manufactured in Hammanskraal Ga-Motla North West by Luculants PTY LTD. It is manufactured in small scale because they are still facing a challenge of getting the product approved and accredited.
According to Kgomotso, his manufactured product is user-friendly, it is also friendly to fabrics, it was tested before being released. “Queline washing powder is very effective when using it to soak. It is unique in that it can be used both as washing machine detergent and hand wash without tempering with the clothes fabric. He told Tsa Pitori that their customers are giving back positive reviews about Queline washing powder. “Most of the people who bought the product loved it and they are continuously supporting us”-explained Kgomotso.
Washing powder is their main focus at the moment, car soap and floor polish is in their production plans. He told Tsa Pitori that in future, they will manufacture all Queline cleaning products including Queline cosmetics. Queline washing powder is currently sold locally in Hammanskraal Ga-Motla North West. It is also available at TKO tuck shop (Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences on Campus), Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa and at Archie Supermarket in Pretoria CBD. For orders, Kgomotso is available on Whatsapp 084 8010 632 and on Instagram it’s Luculants PTY_Ltd.
By: ZANELE MAGAGULA