Join us as we host a Panel Discussion on the State of Entrepreneurship Support Organisations in South Africa during Covid-19 and beyond. We will be looking at the measures put in and what needs to be put in place by the various Developmental and Funding Agencies that have been setup to promote and support Entrepreneurs
We know the negative impact of Covid-19 on the South African Economy and the challenges faced by Entrepreneurs and SMMEs. This panel discussion is aimed at coming up with appropriate solutions based on experience, insights and findings from various Entrepreneurs and SMMEs.
The panel will include various entrepreneurs and stakeholders within the Entrepreneurship Development space, addressing various challenges faced by Startups, SMMEs and just about all entrepreneurs.
PLEASE NOTE: The event will take place on ZOOM. We will send you the Zoom link on Tuesday Morning
Founder & CEO
Lead Business Analyst
Derrick Ndzavani Hlungwani is an Entrepreneurologist, a Certified Business Advisor and business consultant of note who started with assisting individuals to set up companies, then a need to help those businesses grow arose and had to use his Business Management Skills to assist those Businesses.
Derrick Ndzavi, as affectionately known, is the CEO of New DiscoveryBS, an Enterprise Development Company based in Johannesburg. He is an accredited Business Advisor with Institute of Business Advisors SA which is SAQA regulated. A SETA trained Facilitator and Assessor.
He has mentorship/advisory experience of 18 years, the last company he worked for was Discovery Health which inspired him to start New DiscoveryBS. He worked with small businesses and various organisations in development, planning and strategies aimed at advancing entrepreneurship.
Derrick studied Business Management and worked for various companies and the last one was DiscoveryHealth where he was inspired by the business savvy of Adrian Gore and resigned from the company to start his consulting firm with aim of helping Small Businesses.
He has worked with GEP and other government departments offering Mentorship, advices and strategy, he also mentors and advices individuals who want to start businesses and those already in businesses locally and internationally. He is regularly featured on TV and Radio talking about Entrepreneurship and Enterprise development. He is often booked to speak at seminars and Institutions of learning addressing students on Entrepreneurship. He does facilitate events and featured in panel discussions. He is an adjudicator/judge for Entrepreneurs Pitching sessions helping organisations make decision on the prize winners. He is also the Author of Two Books: BUSINESS TIPS TO MY DAUGHTER and BUSINESS TIPS TO MY SON, he writes Business Articles regularly.
Derrick from time to time to board meetings as advisor/observer and he has served as Director for various companies. New Discovery BS contracted with GEP to Mentor Small Businesses in Gaunteng
Through social media platforms is able to reach to over 200 Thousands followers talking entrepreneurship. He serves as a board member on various companies and organisations, such as Africa Ride, Makhuva Economic Development and Greater Tembisa Chamber of Commerce to name few. He is committee member of the Institute of Business Advisors South Africa
Media Platforms Featured:
Etv Sunrise -Profiled Guest, Guest as Contributor on Business Related Topics
Cliff Central Leadership Masterclass Show -Business Commentator
SAFm Business Shows - In The Spotlight, Studio Guest to contribute on Business Shows
Channel Africa - Interview on business
Radio Junto - Business Commentator
UNISA Radio - Guest as Business Mentor
702 Radio - Featured through Interview on Mentorship
Moretele FM - Featured on Fridays to wrap up Business Events of the week
Nongoma FM - Featured on their Tuesdays Business shows focusing on General Business tips offered via Social media
Barberton FM - Featured on Wednesday Morning Business Slot Focusing on #RechargeMyBiz Tips on Social Media
CAPS Radio SA - Featured Wednesday Afternoon Business Slot Focusing on General Business Tips offered Via Social Media using their hashtag #YiBCaps Youth In Business.
Mohlodi Matjeding is a Lead Business Analyst that practices his craft as a Management Consultant, with extensive experience in delivering Business Transformation and Information Technology Projects that optimize organisations in delivering their product or services faster, better and compliant with industry requirements. Mohlodi has experience in delivering Compliance projects in the Financial Services Industry, on Anti-Money Laundering, Tax Reporting, POPIA and Investment related Tax whilst working for a global management consulting firm. A Critical and Lateral thinker who drives solutions by solving real problems with modern tools and frameworks.
Business compliance is an imperative need for a new and existing organisation. In a highly regulated world with policies and compliance requirements, one can easily be caught on the wrong side of the law or in society's unfavourable view. Join us for a master class that will guide you on ensuring you are a compliant entity with Company registration, export licences, Taxes, Associations and all relevant requirements a business or an organisation needs to adhere to, in the modern world.
Refiloe Chokoe is the founder of Savara Advisory , an export consulting businesses that links South African SMME’s to export opportunities . Savara’s services include: Market research, export promotion, foreign market entry strategies and international marketing. She is the co-founder of Bright Digital, an Education NPO that envisages the implementation of a computer education in the curriculum of schools in Rural South Africa .She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in economics. She has won numerous business competitions including pitches and named one of the 100 South African Shining Stars in June 2019.