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02
NOV
2020

Black Umbrellas - Tshepang Mamabolo of Dikolobe Tja Byatladi Projects Pty Ltd Interview

At Dikolobe Tja Byatladi Projects we run a free range piggery in a small village called Ga-Maria in the Mpumalanga province. What we basically do is breed and sell pigs. The business was started by my father as a hobby to keep himself busy after hours. Growing up I used to go there and help him do the farm chores and that’s where my love for farming began. In the year 2016 I did my research and found that one can actually make good money out of pigs, that’s when I decided to go attend a pig production course at the ARC to get proper understanding on how to run a piggery. I first heard of Black Umbrellas at the NYDA in Witbank. I’m only in my second month of the full incubation program and through the workshops I have attended thus far, I have realized that I know more on how to run a piggery but not how to run a business. The piggery is currently productive with 30 sows and the next step or goal is to have at least 100 breeding sows by the end of 2021.
30
OCT
2020

Interview with Shaun Dippnall, co-founder and CEO of EXPLORE Group

Lebo chats to Shaun Dippnall, the co-founder and CEO of EXPLORE Group, a portfolio of data science businesses that deliver a combination of projects, consulting and skills to both South Africa and global businesses in an inclusive, innovative and creative way.

Accelerated demand for data skills that organizations need to thrive in the digital age are now included in a range of public courses offered by the Explore Data Science Academy in 2021. These include Data Analytics, AI for Machine, Learning, Business Intelligence and Software Engineering. The broad categories taught are NANO-Qualifications and
Digital Skills and within each of these a wide variety of options are available.
To find out more about EXPLORE, the innovative new set of digital courses available in 2021 and details of the Explore loan arrangement, go to http://www.explore-datascience.net. Terms and conditions apply.
30
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Johannes Mnguni & Tshiamo Morake of Essential Joyend Pty Ltd Interview

Johannes Mnguni
Operations Manager
Essential Joyend PTY LTD
A passionate engineering champion, with gained experience across various fields of engineering. He displayed courage for leadership by offering guidance, discipline and shared experience. He has experience in Manufacturing, Maintenance and Quality Assurance. He served as a tradesman, a Technician and quality practitioner for various engineering companies. He is driven by innovation, change is Good but continuous change is superior.

Tshiamo Mnguni
Human Resource and Finance Manager
Essential Joyend PTY LTD

Self Driven and motivated individual who aims to revolutionise the engineering and mining spaces. She has gained experience in business administration and payroll management. Her love for people and compassion for finance qualified her to be a leader in HR and Finance for Essential Joyend. She is powered by compassion, Love is life but true love is within actions.
29
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Themba Mabena of Mbhuduma Business Solutions Interview

Themba started Mbhuduma Business Solutions, an accounting, audit, and consulting firm in 2014 whilst still fully employed. He underwent vigorous professions’ compliance and entrepreneur training from SAIBA, SAICA, and SAAA affiliation body. In 2018 he built networks with established Accounting Firms and business that assisted in capacitating and growing my business. In 2019 he joined the Black Umbrellas’ enterprise development program. The business has created footprint around Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and North West.
28
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Bridget Seroka of Ecological Fields Enviromental Consultancy Interview

Bridget Seroka is the founder and managing director of Ecological Fields Environmental Consultancy. Ecological Fields (Pty) Ltd is a professional environmental consultancy that accomplishes projects in an eco-friendly, strategic, sustainable, and ethical manner. The company was formed in April 2016 and it is 100% black and woman-owned corporate. Bridget Seroka has over eight years’ experience in Environmental Management in both the mining and the consulting sectors. Her journey and passion in the Environmental sphere started back in high school when she was chosen to represent her high school (S J van der Merwe THS) in Environmental Projects and Presentations. She then followed her passion by enrolling at the Tshwane University of Technology, where she studied Environmental Science and Geology. After completing her studies, she worked at Anglo American Thermal Coal in Mpumalanga and other environmental consultancies, where she saw a niche between Business Entities, Social Responsibilities, Environmental Education and Environmental Regulations, which encouraged her to open her own Environmental firm which aims to carters for the deficit. Ecological fields have grown sustainably over the past years with clients in the mining, treatment plants, and other companies.
Bridget has been involved in business and project management of various types of Mining related and EIA projects. This includes liaising with other in-house consultants, clients, specialist teams, external consultants, and service providers to ensure that project outputs are delivered on time, and according to project requirements. Responsibilities include:
Coordinating and facilitating public participation processes /stakeholder engagement, Ambient air monitoring, and dust fallout monitoring, including report writing. Environmental Impact Assessments (Basic Assessment, Full Scoping/EIA and NEMA Section 24G), Mining Authorizations, Environmental Management Plans, Environmental Auditing, Waste and water lic
27
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Musawenkosi Ndlovu of OH Multi Group Interview

A passionate and driven individual, Musawenkosi Ndlovu is a qualified Landscape Technician with a love for gardening and the green industry at large.
With a National Diploma in Landscape Technology from The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), he went on to work in the industry where he gathered/obtained hands-on industry knowledge which he then later used to start OH Multi Group. He now aims at growing Oh into a world class brand which will be amongst the best landscaping companies in the country.
26
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Khutso Masha & Thabiso Hamane of Rakhuma Creatives Interview

Director, General and Marketing Manager of Rakhuma Creatives with 12 years experience in the business field. Thabiso holds multiple certificates in business management and has been a director of Rakhuma Creatives a graphic Design and Branding company since 2013. Khutso Masha is a seasoned Graphic Designer, co-founder and director of Rakhuma Creatives.
Though wheelchair bound, his passion and hard-working attitude coupled with over 10 years’ experience in the design and printing industry adds value to our core products and services, and is one of the pillars the rests upon.
23
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Mary Mathebula of Demaries Creations Interview

Demaries Creations is a 100% female owned, black owned business based in Soshanguve that specialises in custom cakes for celebrations. The company was founded by Mary Mathebula in 2015 at her house with the aim of offering clients the best cake experience. Demaries Creations also has a training wing, where they arrange workshops for up and coming bakers to sharpen their skill. Their custom cakes have travelled to almost all provinces in South Africa and even to neighbouring Zimbabwe. The company has steadily grown over the years and has created full time employment and skills transfer to 2 young people.
22
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Nomasonto Keetse of Entle Kreatives Solutions Interview

Nomasonto Keetse, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Entle Kreative Solutions (Pty) Ltd. An all-round creative with a desire for innovation. Nomasonto is a motivated and energetic person with superior leadership trades. In her professional career, she managed to hold various positions that gave her extensive experience across the ICT, Branding, and Social Media Marketing industries. Her professional career began as a Graphic Designer and Web Content Editor, illustrating innovativeness and a drive for success. Her Entrepreneurial and communication skills position her to be the driver of Entle Kreative Solutions.
21
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Thabiso Mogodi of Vachellia Premium Vodka Interview

Aged 24, Thabiso is one of the two founding partners of Africa’s leading luxury vodka brand, Vachellia Premium Vodka.
Motivated and highly driven, Thabiso is a strategic thinker with superior leadership traits and serves as the company CEO.
Thabiso has previous working experience in sales and marketing and there learned skills that will certainly come handy in the driving and growing of Vachellia.
20
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Mulondi Nthulana of Valuable Consulting Interview

Mulondi Nthulana is the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Valuable Consulting. Mulondi completed a BCom in Accounting, a BCom Honours and is currently practicing as a Business Accountant. Mulondi is also a registered as General Tax Practitioner (SA). He gained his experience working at companies like PWC and Exxaro and specialises in Financial Accounting, Taxation and Governance practices. Mulondi is also studying towards being a Business Rescue Practitioner. Some of the biggest clients Mulondi has worked with are the Department of Education, Trafalga Properties, National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and Black Umbrellas.
19
OCT
2020

Black Umbrellas - Amogelang Rametsi of RS Accounting Solutions Interview

Amogelang Rametsi began her career with Oakleaf Investments, gaining experience in the accounting field, while also establishing herself. Currently working as the chief executive officer of RS Accounting Solutions, Amogelang is widely known for her leadership, creativity, and quick-thinking abilities. While her speaking engagements have taken her around the country. Atlegang Segone is the director and co-founder of RS Accounting Solutions and loves helping business individuals with compliance data by maintaining accurate accounting records. He has spent the majority of his career in the finance industry, gaining experiences in areas such as tax and business admin.

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