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Siyabangena Seminars headed to KZN

By Faeza
07 September 2015

Following the successful 2015 launch of the Siyabangena Seminars at Soweto Theatre in partnership with The City of Johannesburg, the seminars are now headed to KwaZulu-Natal in KwaMashu.

This September, budding entrepreneurs can expect to engage with successful business leaders by the likes of Clive Manci, Founding CEO of Oteo Investment Holdings and former President of SA Chamber of Commerce, Jabulani Ngcobo (Serial Entrepreneur/CEO of CashflowPro), Mpume Langa (Head ABSA Private Bank KZN/Chairperson of Businesswomen’s Association DBN), Brian Mpono (Project Director of 1Source Group), DJ Tira (CEO of Afrotainment), Ramsay Daly (Marketing Director of iKhokha.com) and many more.

Founded by two young entrepreneurs Sbusiso Hlongwane, who is the CEO, and Sinenhlanhla Mkhize who is the Director, the Siyabangena seminars are a series of national seminars held in township areas to empower young black entrepreneurs by bringing high-end speakers/entrepreneurs into their hometown.

“Youth Entrepreneurship is the answer to the challenges we are facing in our country. We need to grow the economy and a great way to achieve this is to see a rise of entrepreneurs coming from our townships and rural villages. This is where the game-changers are, and that’s exactly where we need to go to empower and ignite the young minds.” says Sbusiso.

“Siyabangena” which is a popular term used by the South African youth is indicative of the style the seminars take on. Powerful, engaging and leaving no stone unturned. “It’s very exciting to see this happening in my hometown. KwaMashu has never seen anything like this; we are bringing top businessmen and women to share their knowledge and experience with aspiring entrepreneurs. It will be two days of information and knowledge sharing, and not forgetting the valuable networking.” adds Sinenhlanhla.

The seminar will take place 26-27 September at Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre, K-CAP theatre in KwaMashu B Section starting at 9am. Entrance cost is R100 per day (pre-sale) and R150 at the door.