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. Langalethu Manqele
Provincial Chairperson of Gauteng
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.
- 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.
PREVIOUS LEADERSHIP ROLES
- PEC member
- BMF Chairperson North Coast
- BMF Deputy Chairperson North Coast
- BMF membership manager
BOARD DIRECTORSHIP ROLES
- Board member : CHIETA Explosives and Fertilizer chamber
- Trustee : Foskor (RB) Retirement Fund
Dr. Tshegofatso Gopane
Provincial Chairperson of Northern Cape
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.
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
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. Mandlenkosi Ncube
Mandlenkosi Ncube is currently the Executive Chairman of Ncube Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He is responsible for business and client development as well as stakeholder relations within the business.
Mandlenkosi has extensive experience in consulting, project management, financial accounting, tax and internal audit. He is also completing a professional qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mandlenkosi spent 8 years as a Missionary of Mariannhill and also served as a project manager where he was responsible for managing Mariannhill Food Aid Programme and Education Programme for Orphans and Vulnerable children in Zimbabwe.
Mandlenkosi has a BA Philosophy (Cum Laude) from St Joseph’s Theological University in Pietermaritzburg, a Diploma in Accounting and Business from ACCA and a Certificate in Auditing from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
Mr Ncube spent three years as senior accountant at Frontline Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd, his tasks included business development, tax consulting, computation, performance management, model design and financial accounting for SMMEs. He established the footprint of the business in Zimbabwe, KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng securing clients in Bulawayo, Richards Bay, Durban and Johannesburg. In his career as internal auditor Mandlenkosi has been involved in various risk based internal audits and forensic investigations as well as other review engagements for municipalities such as KwaDukuza Local Municipality and Lesedi Local Municipality as well as KwaZulu Natal Treasury and University of Zululand. He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIASA).
Mandlenkosi is the former Provincial Chairman of the Black Management Forum Young Professionals (BMF YP) in KwaZulu Natal.
|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.
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