Sam began his business in 1985 after completing his studies at college, where he was studying to become a carpenter. Sam has been running his business on his own since then and currently has six employees. Motlhakeng Cabinet Makers first began operating from a tiny backroom in Soweto. As the business grew by word of mouth Sam was able to rent out larger premises in Jabavu, Soweto. Motlhakeng Cabinet Makers specialises in manufacturing kitchen units and cupboards, even though previously they made furniture of all sorts. Sam and his team mainly do business for households in and around Johannesburg. With the expansion of his business he has now moved into a larger building in Roodepoort where he also has tenants. Sam hopes to grow his business further than this and has plans of opening a new branch soon.