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Founder; CEO: SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE.
Inaugural CEO of the Black Business Council (2012-2014) and former Secretary General Convener of the Annual National SMME Policy Colloquium held in partnership with the Ministry of Small Business Development Xolani, a self- taught businessman and entrepreneur with more than 25 years corporate business experience having worked as Executive at MNET, GIJIMA and DENEL, served in non-executive board directorships, including MTN, Gauteng Economic Development Agency REDISA
President of the Association Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP)
Sibongiseni Mbatha 9th President of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) since November 2016. Before his election as President he served as ABSIP’s Secretary-General between 2013 and 2016, and as an Executive for Events and Membership Communication between 2011 and 2013. He sits on the National Council of the Black Business Council and serves in the Financial Sector Charter (FSC) Council.
Former Minister of Finance of South Africa
Nhlanhla Musa Nene former Minister of Finance was appointed on 25 May 2014.He was previously the deputy minister of finance in the Cabinet of South Africa from November 2008 to May 2014, and a chairperson of the South African Finance Portfolio Committee. His home is in Kranskop, KwaZulu-Natal. He is considered by the South African general public to be the first Black South African to hold the office. Nene holds a B.Com Honours degree in Economics from the University of Western Cape (UWC).
Owner: Economists Dotcoza
An Economic Consultancy, has been extensively quoted in the media over the last two and half decades. Mike’s innovative research on employment and household issues has earned him much praise. He is the most quoted and endorsed economist in South Africa for his insights from Academia to Analysts the world over. His innovative approach has led to new economic measurement indices and management tools such as Transport cost adjustment and logistics indices, the Bankserv Africa transaction index and the ABSA SMME Index. Mike has won the Economist of the Year competition twice; one of only three economists to have won this competition more than once in the past twenty five years.