Empowerment Pioneer – Nthato Motlana

Empowerment Pioneer – Nthato Motlana

On 30 November 2008 Dr Nthato Motlana passed away at the age of 83; an astute businessman, committed political activist, incisive academic, and untiring philanthropist, he had been a key figure in the politics of Johannesburg for over 60 years and continues to be an...

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Empowerment Pioneer – Herman Mashaba

Empowerment Pioneer – Herman Mashaba

The closure in 1980 of the University of the North for two months due to political unrest marked a turning point in Herman Mashaba’s life. In his second year of a B. Admin, the young Mashaba decided not to return when the university re-opened and instead worked for...

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5 of South Africa’s Top Black Directors

5 of South Africa’s Top Black Directors

In this article we highlight 5 of SA's top business directors. Vincent Mntambo Vincent Mntambo has a history of leadership positions that extends back to head prefect at Musi High School in Primville. As a student, Mntambo represented the students on the Soweto...

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Top Empowerment Leader – Patrice Motsepe

Top Empowerment Leader – Patrice Motsepe

In February 2015 South Africa’s first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, was named as one of the world’s top 10 richest black people – alongside Nigeria’s Alika Dangote and Oprah Winfrey. He founded – and chairs – African Rainbow Minerals, a publicly traded firm that...

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5 of South Africa’s Top Black CEO’s

5 of South Africa’s Top Black CEO’s

In this article we highlight 5 of SA's top black CEO's. Sipho Nkosi Sipho Nkosi is the Chief Executive Officer at Exxaro. He was appointed in November 2007 and announced earlier this year that he will be retiring in March 2016. Nkosi is described as being instrumental...

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5 of South Africa’s Top Black Business Owners

5 of South Africa’s Top Black Business Owners

In this article Impumelelo highlights a selection of South African top black business owners. Patrice Motsepe In February 2015 South Africa’s first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, was named as one of the world’s top 10 richest black people – alongside Nigeria’s...

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Empowerment Pioneer – Richard Maponya

Empowerment Pioneer – Richard Maponya

Determined not to be paralysed by the apartheid system, Richard Maponya hired lawyers – Mandela and Tambo – to assist him in obtaining a business licence in order to trade in Soweto in the 50s. Trained as a teacher, he worked as a stock taker at a clothing...

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Dealing with SA Triple Challenges

Dealing with SA Triple Challenges

An interview with Finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene. Interviewed in his office in Pretoria about the National Development Plan (NDP), Nene said the transformation of the economy was a priority for government. “As a country we are confronted with the triple challenge of...

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Farming for a fertile future

Farming for a fertile future

The world’s population is expected to increase by a third in 35 years’ time according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Food production would therefore have to increase by 60% – whilst at the same t ime taking into account variables such as climate change....

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