I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR MAKES ITS FIRST VISIT TO RUSTENBURG
The next installment of I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR will take place in Rustenburg on Saturday, 31st October 2015 with a special focus on the Mining and Resources sectors.
Join us in conversation with this month’s guest entrepreneur, Daphne Mashile – Nkosi as we explore her extraordinary entrepreneurial journey and insights on the mining and resources sector, as well as her passion for the economic empowerment of women and communities impacted on by this industry.
Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is Chairperson of Kalagadi Manganese, the CEO of Kalahari Resources and the founder and director of Temoso Technologies Limited.
Kalagadi Manganese was founded in 2001; an initiative which culminated in a R7 billion project which comprises of a mine, an ore preparation plant, and a sinter plant in Hotazel, the Northern Cape.
The final phase of their plan will be the construction of a Smelter Plant in the Coega IDZ valued at R5 billion in 2014.
She is currently the Non-Executive Director on the boards of various companies, including: Eyesizwe Mining, Kalahari Resources, Temoso Holdings, Nuworld Logistics and Thari Mining, Women’s Development Bank Trust and chairs the Mpumalanga Gaming Board and WDP Investment Holdings.
Daphne’s business acumen has been recognised worldwide through various local and international awards, the most recent being the African Female Business Leader of the Year Award, awarded in July 2015 in London; and the Most Outstanding Woman in Business presented to her at the 2015 African Business Awards, held in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
In addition to our national partners, MTN Business and Renault South Africa, I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR will also be joined by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) this October, as guest mentorship partners who will introduce a feature on funding the activities in the mining and metals industry in this region.
Lynette Ntuli, CEO of Innate Investment Solutions and Founder of Ignite SA, and Andile Khumalo, MD of POWER FM and Founder of MyStartUp will host the programme.
“This will be I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR’s very first visit to the North West province. The Mining and Resources sector has been hard hit economically in 2015, and Rustenburg is one of the mining hubs worst hit by the downturn of the sector in South Africa. This industry however remains a critical contributor to the GDP of the region and country, and we are keen to explore what opportunities exist for reinvestment, growth and in the value chain of this sector, for entrepreneurs in particular.” said Ntuli.
I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR RUSTENBURG will be held on Saturday, 31st October 2015 at the Orion Safari Lodge, 01 Donkerhoek Road, Rustenburg. Registration starts at 08:00. Tickets are available at Computicket and Shoprite/ Checkers at R150 each. Seats are limited.
I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR RUSTENBURG is brought to you by MTN Business, Renault SA, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and is hosted by MyStartUpSA and IgniteSA.
ABOUT THE I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR WORKSHOPS
I AM AN ENTREPENEUR visits 8 f the 9 South African provinces annually, and reached more than 5,000 aspirant and emerging entrepreneurs. The seminars and the engagement platforms have successfully reached average audiences of +800,000 each month via our digital, social, print and broadcast media platforms, since inception in September 2013.
Previous guest entrepreneurs include Khanyi Dhlomo (Ndalo Media), Ipeleng Mkhari (Motseng Investment Holdings) Tim Tebeila (Sekoko Resources) Ronnie Apteker (Internet Solutions), David Kau (Disadvantaged Background Productions), Dr. Bridgette Gasa (The Elilox Group), Herman Mashaba (of Black Like Me fame), Dr Thandi Ndlovu (Motheo Construction Group), Lindani Dhlamini (SekelaXabiso) Alan Knott Craig Jnr, Sbu Shabalala (Adapt IT), Xolani Gumede (Cappeny Estates), Phuti Mahanyele (Shanduka Group), Lynette Magasa (Boniswa Solutions) and Mothobi Seseli (Argon Asset Management) amongst others.
Each I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR session is focused on a key economic sector in South Africa led by a guest entrepreneur in that sector. In addition to the guest entrepreneur’s insights, we have introduced exciting Mentorship sessions that assist entrepreneurs with Funding, Market Access and other topical industry related developments. The hosts of the workshop are MyStartUpSA and IgniteSA, through their founders Andile Khumalo (CIO of MSG Afrika Group, and MD of POWER FM) and Lynette Ntuli (CEO of Innate Investment Solutions).
I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR is delivered countrywide in association with MTN Business and Renault South Africa.
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