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INTERVIEW

Advancing socio-economic transformation Chairperson John Mudau outlines the achievements and goals of the Black Management Forum Limpopo. The Black Management Forum aims to be the thought leadership organisation in South Africa and to provide managerial leadership among Africans and blacks in particular.

Dr John Mudau Vision: To be the foremost organisation in the development and empowerment of organisational leadership in the advancement of socio-economic transformation in South Africa and beyond. Values: Ubuntu; Creativity; Integrity; Effectiveness and Respect. What is your current focus? Corporate transformation and supporting struggling local municipalities. We have established a task team focusing on Section 25 of the Constitution which deals with expropriation of land without compensation. The team, led by lawyer members, will make a presentation to the relevant parliamentary portfolio committee. What are some of the challenges facing business in Limpopo?

BIOGRAPHY Dr John Mudau is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Univen Innovation Growth Company. He obtained his PhD from the University of Venda and is reading towards an MBA at the Tshwane University of Technology. He has lectured at Fort Hare University and the University of Venda. He was Deputy Director at Univen Centre for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation and serves on several boards, including the Vhembe TVET College Council, of which he is Chairman. LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19

The most critical challenge facing business is failure of government to pay service providers within the legislated 30 days. BMF intends to meet with the provincial departments before it destroys small businesses. Are there sectors where there is good growth? Despite the national challenges and decline in the economy, our agricultural sector remains the critical component of our economy and has registered growth. There is a need to introduce the youth in this sector. What are some of your recent achievements? The hosting of a land dialogue seminar attended by academics, government officials, members of the BMF and members of the Black Lawyers Association in Limpopo. BMF also hosted the Masterplan workshop. How is your relationship with other stakeholders? BMF is very vibrant in the province. There is a lot of respect given to the organisation by both government and other civil society organisations. This is seen in the high attendance figures for BMF events in the province. The organisation is also very proud of its student wing, the BMF student chapter, which is very active at the universities of Limpopo and Venda.

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