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OVERVIEW

Advancing economic transformation Black Management Forum KwaZulu-Natal has added a new branch to its network.

Mr Clifford Zungu.

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lack Management Forum is an advocacy organisation with a sharp focus on managerial leadership, thought leadership and socio-economic development. As the BMF KwaZulu-Natal, we strive to ensure that our members are capacitated in these areas. KwaZulu-Natal province has seen some growth and changes over the past year, namely the election of the new provincial leadership and the launch of a new branch called eKasi branch (kwaMashu and surrounding townships). There are four BMF branches in KZN: Durban, North Coast (Richards Bay), Midlands (Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas ) and the newly launched eKasi branch. This new branch was launched in December 2017 and is filled with young, energetic members with an entrepreneurial spirit. Since the launch of the branch under the Chairmanship of Lindani Hlongwane, the branch has partnered with the Ethekwini Municipality to launch the Youth in Agriculture programme which aims at providing information and opportunities to emerging farmers within the rural and urban areas. A Youth in Agribusiness programme was also launched, followed by an informative tour to the Inanda agricultural scheme. As part of the 2017 programme these are some of the activities undertaken by the province: • Corporate governance and supplier development training • Gala dinner in November 2017 where Mr Clifford Zungu, who is a BMF stalwart, talked about coaching and mentorship and Dr Dave Schwegmann of Nedbank spoke on the topic of "Leadership Excellence”.

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In the course of 2018, we will continue to pursue the BMF goals. The year began with the opening of applications for the BMF Young Professionals Management development programme. This is a nationwide initiative geared towards young people aspiring towards being excellent leaders. Some of the modules covered in the programme are self-mastery, problemsolving and decision-making, team dynamics, and leading people.

eKasi members at the Youth Agri business launch.

eKasi leadership at a team-building session.

CONTACT INFO Postal and physical address: Durban Chamber of Commerce, 892 Umgeni Road, Durban Email: bmfkzn@bmfonline.co.za Website: www.bmfonline.co.za

KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2018/19

KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19  

The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has es...

KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19  

The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has es...

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