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Mr. Mncane Mthunzi
President of the Black Management Forum (BMF)

Mncane was the Supplier Development Executive at Massmart for over three years before joining the Massbuild team.  He is the former CEO of Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) and he was the Managing Director of the Black Management Forum (BMF) for a period of three years.  Prior to joining the BMF, he worked for Microsoft as an Enterprise Strategy Consultant and later in a Sales Executive role.  His leadership and stakeholder involvement includes being a member of various boards of directors and charity organisations. He is currently a Superstore Executive.

Mr. Dumisani  Mpafa
Deputy President of the Black Management Forum (BMF)





Mr. Themba TC Dlamini
Managing Director

Before joining the Black Management Forum, Themba Thomas Cyril Dlamini was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the National Gambling Board (NGB).  Mr. Themba TC Dlamini has more 15 years of experience as an executive primarily in the public sector.  In his short stay/stint at the NGB, has produced an irrefutable strategic plan and an Annual Performance Plan for the organisation.  He has also introduced Built-Operate and Transfer approach into the Gambling Board’s National Central Electronic Systems (NCEMS) that is currently outsourced to a private company.  In the three months he spent at the NGB, Mr Dlamini also wrote an opinion piece to argue against the notion that the NGB should be subsumed into the Department of Trade and Industry.

He was a CEO of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), for three years (2011-2013).  At ICASA, Mr Dlamini ensured that the regulator’s monitoring and compliance capabilities for broadcasting (radio and television) and postal are enhanced through the procurement of monitoring equipment in this regards.   Secured the biggest ever budget bid for the Regulator. After years of struggle to maintain an unqualified audit, Mr Dlamini the three years at ICASA has successfully produced an unqualified audit opinion for the 2012/13 financial year after inheriting a qualified opinion that span two year before joining ICASA.

He was a Deputy Director-General: Corporate Services and Governance at the National Department of Science and Technology.Themba was a Special Advisor to the former Minister of Labour in South Africa, Membathisi Mdladlana with a special focus on Skills Development and Policy matters within labour.

One of the first CEO to commenced with the implementation of the first National Skills Development Strategy (NDSD 1) of the South African government as the Accounting Officer of o the Construction Education and Training Authorities (CETAs). As a freelance consultant for Abenguni Consulting Services Mr Dlamini was able to contribute as one of the panel of consultant to the formulation of the Growth and Development Strategy of the one of the Metropolitan Municipality, the City of Tshwane.

Spent a year with the Provincial North West Health Department as a Chief Director Corporate Services.

A manager for Regulatory Affairs at Telkom SA.

A project leader at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

A Research Assistant at the Urban Foundation (now called Independent Development Trust.

A Tutor/Teacher at the Tuition Project funded by the South African Council of Churches focusing on Accounting, Business Economics and Economics.

Summary of educational background

Mr. Dlamini’s highest qualification, is a Masters of Arts in Development Economics, William College, Williamstown Massachusetts, USA.

 As an Assistant Researcher to Professor Charles Simkins,Compiled an Annotated Bibliography on HIV and AIDS and the economic impact on South Africa 1989-1990.

Co-authored a Chapter with Professor Charles Siskin’s 1990-1991:  “The Problem of Supporting Poor Children in South Africa”.
Questionable Issues-Illegitimacy in South Africa. Edited by Sandra Burman and Eleanor Preston-Whyte, Oxford University Press, Cape Town, 1992

Academic Research
South Africa:  Creating A Competitive Edge (Research Paper presented to the Centre For Development Economics-Williams College, in partial Fulfilment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts in Development Economics) 1994.

Other Work
Formulated an evidenced based report arguing against the Rationalisation of the NGB by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Mr. Langalethu Manqele
Provincial Chairperson of Gauteng

Professional Background

Langa holds a Bachelors Degree in International Finance and Investments and a SAP Business Systems Certification, both from CIDA City Campus.
He is currently a Manager at Nedbank Capital where he is responsible for the bank’s Capital Markets Trading Systems, Process Enhancement and Implementation.

He is the Chairman of the Black Management Forum (BMF) in Gauteng and a BMF Board member. He serves on the BMF Board Executive Committee and on the Policy & Research Committee of the BMF.

Previous Roles

  • Chairman: BMF Johannesburg Branch. 
  • Founder member: BMF Young Professionals.
  •  SRC President: CIDA City Campus.
  • National Secretary: BMF Student Chapter.


  • Top 100 Brightest Young Minds in 2006, South Africa
  • Nedbank Capital Top Achievers in 2012 and 2014.

Mr. Jan Maswanganyi
Provincial Chairperson of Mpumalanga

Jan is the chief executive officer (CEO) at Hydra Arc Pty (Ltd) company. He has been with the company for Eighteen (18) years; started as a Project Manager, promoted to a Divisional Manager, then General Manager and later Managing Director to his current position. He also serves as  member of the board of Directors of Hydra Arc.

Serves as liaison between the employees of the company and the board of directions, also serves as a member of GEC of Hydra Arc group of companies. As CEO he is  responsible for advising the board and keeping it up to date on any changes related to the company's mission or goals and formulate policies and carry out any recommendations made by the board.

Mr. Edwin Gumbi 
Chairperson of KwaZulu-Natal

Edwin Gumbi holds LLB from University of Zululand and is currently pursuing LLM with the same institution.

He also possesses SDP with BSU, Certificate in Training and Development with Maccauvlei, Chemical Engineering Diploma, Moderator and Assessor with CHIETA seta.

Edwin believes in maintaining a high standard of integrity, reliability and hard working. I am very passionate about protection of Human and Children Rights, including real transformation and socio economic growth. I am the champion of youth development in realising their career ambitions.


  •  PEC  member
  •  BMF Chairperson   North Coast
  •  BMF  Deputy  Chairperson  North  Coast
  •  BMF  membership  manager


  • Board member  : CHIETA  Explosives and Fertilizer chamber
  • Trustee :  Foskor (RB)  Retirement  Fund     


Dr. Tshegofatso Gopane
Provincial Chairperson of Northern Cape


Tshegofatso Gopane is a medical practitioner who still operates a private GP practise and graduated with an MBChB from the University of Natal in 2004. 
She started Tshela Bophelo Wellness Solutions in 2010 which is a company focusing on Health Related Matters and Sustainable Development Consulting for Corporate. The company does Health Promotion Campaigns, Employees Wellness Strategies and Programs for organisations in the area of Sustainable Development key areas of focus are Environment and Community Development and Participation.The company employs variety of consultants in the various fields of health, environment and development.
She currently serves as  the provincial secretary for South African Women in Mining for Northern Cape.Through further education she acquired a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with UNISA School of Business Leadership, a certificate in Corporate Governance from the Institute of Directors South Africa (in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry) and is also currently pursuing and MSc in Strategic Planning with the University of Edinburgh.  

Dr. John Mudau
Provincial Chairperson of Limpopo

John Mudau is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UIGC (PTY) LTD. A company whole owned by the University of Venda. Before joining UIGC John Mudau has worked and served in several committees inside and outside the structures of the BMF.
Up until 2013 he was the Deputy Director at UNIVEN Centre for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation (CRDPA). It was when he was attached to the CRDPA that apart from providing managerial, administrative and policy implementation he produced several Masters and Doctoral graduates in the rural development space.

Up until 2009 John was a senior lecturer in the department of Social Work at the University of Venda. His role where mainly Teaching, Research and Community Development. It was during this time that he facilitated the establishment of several community projects in Limpopo and especially within the Vhembe District.

Up and until 1997 he was a lecturer in the department of Social Work at Forthare University, Alice Campus. His responsibilities were mainly teaching and community development. This has assisted him to work very closely with the communities in and around East London.

He holds the following qualifications and certificates:

  • BA (SW) from UNIVEN;
  • MA (Supervision and Management) from University of Pretoria;
  • PhD from University of Venda;
  • Certificate in Social Policy formulation and implementation from Oxford University, UK and an
  • Executive programme at the top from University of Virginia, USA
  • Currently studying for an MBA at Tswane University of Technology.

  He currently serves or is a member of the following professional bodies or Boards.

  • Chairperson of the Vhembe FET College Council
  • Member of the Limpopo Provincial Liquor Board
  • Chairperson of the BMF in Limpopo
  • Registered member of the South African Social Services Professions
  • Registered member of the BHF South Africa

Mr. Andile Nomlala
Provincial Chairperson of Western Cape

Andile Nomlala is a Founder and CEO of Ngwayibanjwa Consulting Services (NCS).

He founded NCS in 2009. The business started as a strategic marketing consultancy firm focusing on young black professional’s market, for companies like Sanlam, Protea Hotels Group and Vodacom. He built his business to become a fully licensed Business Partner of Vodacom, focusing on distribution of Vodacom GSM and Fixed Line solutions. NCS is now an IT solutions integrator with a focus on public, private and hybrid cloud design and deployment which analyze customers IT and Telephony systems to determine the business case for new technology adoption. To date it has a full spectrum of clients from both Public and Private sector. Andile remaining true to his entrepreneurial spirit, launched NCR accredited, short term loans business, providing finance for rental deposits, focusing particularly to young professional’s market, where the barrier to entry into the rental market is very high or expensive to fund.

He was a member of BMF Young Professionals before he was elected BMF Western Cape Provincial Treasurer. He now serves as BMF Western Cape Chairperson and BMF Board Member .Andile served in the steering committee of the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership Board, which developed the Western Cape Business Competitive Index. He is also a Member of the Cape Town Club.

Amongst various highlights of his previous working career, was the Project Management task of a multimillion rand contract from PRASA assigned to him in 2008. The contract was awarded to Goldex Engineering and Maintenance (GEM) for the refurbishment of Metro Rail Coaches in Cape Town Area where Andile served as Financial Manager and later as Group Procurement Head.  His responsibilities included the setting up of the plant, procuring components from within and outside the country and ensuring the overall project implementation and success.  He holds a Bcom degree from the University of the Western Cape.

Ms. Nela Mojanaga 
Provincial Chairperson of North West

Ms Mojanaga qualified as a social worker in 1983, at the University of Fort Hare. She honed her skills by pursuing post graduate diplomas in community development, health management and facility management from various universities locally and internationally, Afro Asian Institute in Israel, Sheffield Hallam, National Institute of Public Health in Japan, University of Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Free Sate and the North West University. Ms Mojanaga worked as a social worker for a period of twelve years. She has practised as a case worker, group worker and a community developer for seven of the twelve years.

She worked in Botshabelo in the Free State for a period of twelve years. During this time she was also doing philanthropic work throughout the Province in various organizations such as Trust for Christian Outreach and Education (TCOE), National Progressive Primary Health Care Network (NPPHCN) and Orange Free State Rural Committee (OFSRUC) She established the District Health System in Ventersdorp and Dr Kenneth Kaunda from 1996 to date. Her primary focus was on providing strategic leadership in integrating fragmented health and social welfare services.
She has been awarded various awards for her contribution in service delivery: TCOE for dedicated service delivery to communities in 1999, Premiers Awards for Outstanding Performance in Health Care Service Delivery in 1998 and 2003, Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) Silver Awards for Public Private Partnership and Innovation in Improving Service Delivery in 2009.She has been actively involved in BMF activities since 2003. Ms. Mojanaga is currently Chief Director at the department of health North West and board member of North West Development Corporation.

Ms. Thabisa Sigwela
Provincial Chairperson of Eastern Cape

Ms. Sigwela is a socio-economic transformation catalyst whose vision and skills contributed to the attainment of business goals and objectives of various corporations that she previously worked for, namely: Coca Cola Sabco, Edcon Group, Transnet National Ports Authority and Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury. Currently Ms. Sigwela holds the position of General Manager: Corporate Services in the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

Ms. Sigwela holds an honours degree in Industrial and organizational psychology. She is currently completing her MCOM degree with Stellenbosch University. She is also a registered Psychometrist with the Health Professions Board of South Africa. A Chartered HR Professional: Generalist who has gained extensive experience in the field of Human Capital Management. A multi-talented leader with a passion for transformation, sustainable socio-economic growth and development of the country.

Previous Leadership roles includes but not limited to:

  • Provincial Secretary of BMF – Eastern Cape (2012 – 2014);
  • Chairperson of BMF – East London Branch (2011 – 2012);
  • Member of the BMF BoD HR Committee (2011 – 2012);
  • Chairperson of BMF – Port Elizabeth Branch (2010 – 2011);
  • Vice Chairperson of BMF – East London Branch (2008 – 2009)

Board Directorship Roles:

  • Board Member of BMF (Oct 2014 – current)
  • Board Member of Services SETA – Eastern Cape Province (2009 – 2011)
  • Vice Chairperson: Nkqubela Radio Station (KQ FM) – Port Elizabeth (2008 – 2011)

In 2011, Ms. Sigwela won the BMF “Manager of the Year” award in recognition of the sterling work that she achieved as a leader and change agent over the years. Ms. Sigwela is currently the Chairperson of the Black Management Forum in the Eastern Cape Province. She is passionate about the advancement of women and youth, especially those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Apart from pursuing her career ambitions and duty to society, she devotes most her time to family and close friends. Ms. Sigwela’s source of inspiration is embedded on firm Christian values. She values “UBUNTU”, integrity and prosperity. She is married to Dr. Ayanda Sigwela and they reside in East London.

Ms. Annah Lelimo
Provincial Chairperson of Free State

Annah obtained National Diploma in Chemical Engineering from University of Johannesburg. She also has a diploma in Project Management with Damelin.  She started her career with AECI Pty (Ltd) in 1996 and moved to Blade Technologies as a process engineer.  She later worked for Fastrac Consultants in Nelspruit as a project manager.  She is currently the founder and manager of Thabong Bakery and Chairperson of SAWEN (South African Women Entrepreneur’s Network) for Free State province.  In terms of awards, she received the following recognitions:

  • 2014 Inkanyezi service Award by SAWE
  • 2013 Best Performing Quality Intervention Technology Award by the Department of Trade and Industry ( the dti)

  • Previous National winner of Ligugu Lami Award by and Brandhouse Pitch and Polish

  • Finalist of Eskom’s BIC 2010, Technology For Women in Business (TWIB) 2011 and runner up of 2013 Best Female Entrepreneur by the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Ms. Tasneem Fredericks
Company secretary

Tasneem is a qualified attorney and notary admitted on 20 February 2003. She was enrolled on 22 July 2004 as a practicing Conveyancer and was employed by Harry Lampert and Sloan Wilson & Associates since November 2004 – 30 June 2005. She then worked at the Nedbank Legal Department for a year preceeding current employment and completed both articles and one year post articles at Mc Williams and Elliot Inc.

She commenced as patner at Lampert and Fredericks on the 1st July 2005. She’s also an Executive Member of the Black Conveyancer's Association and Deputy Chairperson of the Black Management Forum in Eastern Cape

Mr. Thuso Segopolo
National Chairperson of BMF Young Professinals

Thuso Segopolo, is a National Chairperson of BMF Young Professionals and a business analyst by profession at Afrozaar Consulting in Cape Town. He has represented South Africa in a number of international leadership gatherings which include World Business Dialogue in Germany and Global Engagement Summit  in the US, Chicago. He was earlier in 2013 selected as one of the Global Shaper for World Economic Forum. He was conferred with two BTech Degrees  in Information Technology and Business Administration respectively. He is the scholar of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute where he is currently studying Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Africa.    

Mr. Godfrey Maja
National Student Chapter Chairperson

Godfrey Maja holds a Law ( LLB)  Degree from Wits University and is currently studying towards a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management at Wits.  Godfrey is currently part of the Retail & Business Banking at Barclay’s Africa working as an Acquisition Banker. Before joining Barclay’s , he was part of Microsoft South Africa ( Legal & Corporate Affairs team) , where he supported the work of the Corporate Affairs Manager by, among other things, building relationships and participating in dialogues with stakeholders aimed at helping the company achieve its National Plan. He has exposure in Policy formulation , Legislative and regulatory complex concerning ICT’s such as Privacy, Data Protection, Cyber-security, Compliance, Contracts and has an interest in Company Law , Property , Financial Services and business in general.

He was selected in the Top 100 Brightest Young Minds South Africa 2014, an initiative supported by Barclay’s . Throughout his academic career at Wits University, Godfrey has gained short and medium term experience at institutions such as the Independent Electoral Commission ( IEC), The Wits School of Economics & Business Sciences, The Wits Law Clinic as well as Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS Africa). During this period, he also got published in the Wits Law School magazine. Before he went to the University of Witwatersrand, Godfrey attained his National Senior Certificate as the highest performing learner from Dr WF Nkomo Secondary School in Tshwane.   

Previous Leadership  Positions:

  • Provincial Chairperson of BMF Student Chapter , Gauteng.
  • National Head of Marketing and PRO for BMF Student Chapter.
  • Branch Chairperson of BMF Student Chapter, Wits University.
  • Member of the WITS Council Readmissions Committee .
  • Branch Chairperson of ANC Youth League , Wits University.
  • Executive Member of South African Students Congress, Wits University.
  • Regional Deputy Chairperson of Congress of South African Students, Tshwane.

Annual Report

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Annual Report 2015 PDF (3.29 MB)  more ] Administration 2015/10/14

Memorandum of Incorporation

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Changed the Articles of Association to MOI
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Memorandum of Incorporation July 2015 PDF (1.63 MB)  more ] Administration 2015/08/03
Code of Conduct PDF (347.38 KB)  more ] Administration 2015/08/03