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Bandela B Mgoqi

Nickname: 'BBM'

Entrepreneur. Pharmacist. Blogger

Currently resides in: Eastern Cape, South Africa

Born in South Africa

I am an Entrepreneur, Pharmacist and Blogger.

In 2009, I graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Wits University.

In 2010, I entered the job market as a pharmacist intern at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

in 2013, I started Bandela Media (Pty) Ltd from a corner of my room. Bandela Media is internet & media company based in South Africa. We build smart brands that help businesses (from solo entrepreneurs to established companies) thrive online.

In 2015, I launched Chekprnews, a premier online news release service for South African businesses.

In 2016, I launched Chekmarket, an online marketplace for African Handmade Creation.

In 2016, I also launched Chekweb, a hassle-free, all-in-one website design solution for small businesses.

At the end of 2016, I launched Yodruggist - A blog that teaches and provides easy-to-digest drug information to the public.

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O: 0437211223

M: 0437211223

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East London, East London, South Africa, 5241

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Current Position(s)

Founder & Operations Director | JobsInPublic
East London, South Africa | July 2017 - present

Human Resources and Recruitment is a jobs website for latest government jobs in South Africa. The website lists latest jobs/vacancies from all government departments, institutions and municipalities in South Africa.

I lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the

Founder | MyEastLondon
East London, South Africa | July 2017 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

MyEastLondon is a Yelp-like website geared towards helping you discover the best of East London city in South Africa. MyEastLondon publishes crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses in the region of East London. The site works as a search engine portal to find business and interesting places in East London. I run the day-to-day operations of the site.

Writer-in-Chief | WPServant
East London, South Africa | 2017 - present


WPServant ( is a blog that teaches beginners and non-techies on how to build a successful website/blog with Wordpress. We provide simple, useful and detailed WordPress tricks, tips and tutorials to small businesses, bloggers, and non-technical website owners.

Founder | Rekisa
East London, South Africa | October 2017 - present


Rekisa is a South African classifieds website where you can buy or sell anything. We connect real sellers with buyers looking for second-hand items, cars, professional services, properties to rent and buy, jobs and so much more. For us, it’s not about the number of ads on the site, but the quality. We manually review and approve each ad to deter fraudsters and spammers. We don’t want to be popular but rather be the place for you to buy or sell anything with a piece of mind.

To get a real feel of Rekisa, visit

Founder |
East London, South Africa | November 2017 - present

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

I lead the day-to-day operations of, an online marketplace where people around the world connect to make, sell and buy African handcrafted creation

Founder & Writer-in-Chief |
East London, South Africa | November 2016 - present


Yodruggist is a blog that provides valuable information about drugs and tools to improve access to healthcare in South Africa

Founder & CEO | Bandela Media
East London, South Africa | 2013 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Founded in 2013 by Bandela Mgoqi, Bandela Media is an web-design firm based in East London, South Africa. We specializing in web design & development, web-hosting, website maintenance, e-commerce, domain registration and management for businesses large and small in South Africa. Web design, website maintenance, website audits, usability testing and custom programming are all services we provide to our clients, in East London and around the country.

Previous Position(s)

Pharmacist | Wilhelm Stahl Hospital
Middelburg, South Africa | February 2013 - December 2014

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Working as a hospital pharmacist for Wilhelm Stahl Hospital.

Educational history


Commercial Park Private School, East London, South Africa (2004)


University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Pharmacy - Hospital


media exposure

BBQ Magazine | 2014

Bandela B. Mgoqi, an online entrepreneur & pharmacist, took a leap of faith to become an online entrepreneur. BBQ Magazine talks to him about his journey.

Yahoo Finance | 2013

Chek Africa Holdings, a South African privately owned eCommerce Company, today announced the launch of, a real-time e-recruitment platform built specifically for locum professionals and employers in the healthcare industry

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