Johannesburg, South Africa; 19 April 2018

It is with great excitement to receive the news that the late former President of the Black Management Forum (the BMF), Dr Lot Ndlovu, will be bestowed with the National Order of Baobab in Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday, 28 April 2018. We welcome this great gesture and extend our heartfelt gratitude to the President for this deserved recognition. 

“Bra Lot, as he was affectionately known, has contributed immensely to the socio-economic transformation landscape of our society. He was a pioneer and keystone architect of transformation ideas and policies which have hugely shifted the needle in bringing about change towards normalcy in our country. He was a patriot who leveraged the BMF as an institution and enviable brand to advocate for transformation and advancement of our people. He has taught us that leadership that is based on values does not sacrifice transformation,” commented the BMF President Mncane Mthunzi.

“Bra Lot was an unsurpassed role model with an enormously successful and inspiring corporate and business career. He personified excellence and thought leadership which is anchored on meritocracy. He has energised us to an extent of being controversial and unpopular in advancing the prospects of black professionals in taking control of levers of power and influence in our economy, both in corporate and state,” continued Mthunzi

The BMF and the Ndlovu family are grateful that Bra Lot is finally recognised for hisfar reaching andmodest contribution that he made in the betterment of a South Africa that is non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous which pursues fairness, equity and justice. 



About the Black Management Forum

The Black Management Forum (the BMF) has been in existence for 41 years. It is a thought-leadership organisation with the main purpose of influencing socio-economic transformation in our country, in pursuit of socio-economic justice, fairness and equity. The BMF stands for the development and empowerment of managerial leadership and the creation of managerial structures and processes that reflect the demographics and values of the wider society.

For more information, please contact: 
Anele Ndlovu
Black Management Forum
Head: Marketing & Communications
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