The meaning of Mthente
Mthente is a Zulu word for thorn tree. The thorn tree aptly epitomises the nature and character of our company: the thorns symbolise the resilience and robustness of the firm; the delicate leaves, on the other hand, denote the company’s sensitivity and adaptability to the socio-economic, political and business contexts in which it operates.
Mthente draws inspiration from the Zulu proverb Umthente Uhlaba Usamila, which loosely means that building character in children or young people at an early stage of their development will equip them with the tools to cope with dangers and risks later in their lives. This idiom accords with our company’s belief and commitment to help our clients tackle their problems at the root before they ultimately spiral out of control.
Our core ethos is a guarantee of innovative, cost-effective and high quality research and business solutions for our clients.
Our unique team of research specialists includes experienced experts in applied social and policy research, trade and economics, business administration, and monitoring and evaluation. Mthente is an accredited Level 1 B-BBEE enterprise. In addition, Mthente is accredited by the Southern African Marketing Research Association (SAMRA).
Mthente strives for professionalism and quality through listening, learning and responding for mutual growth. Our core ethos is a guarantee of innovative, cost-effective and high quality research and business solutions for our clients.
At Mthente we value integrity, growth and excellence. We are passionate about our business and are committed to providing value and quality to our clients and partners through hard work, professionalism and open communication. We believe in and embrace the spirit of ubuntu* as an essential component of the way we do business.