‘Rough Stones’ road to success

2015-04-30 06:00

Nomfundo Lukubane of Rough Stones, guest speaker Vincent Ntunja  Vuyo Geqe (Rough Stones),  Kutala Vanqa-Mkunqwana (Rough Stones) Somaya Osman, Thando ‘Lastborn’ Gedeni and Robyn Daniels (all from Old Mutual)

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Nomfundo Lukubane of Rough Stones, guest speaker Vincent Ntunja Vuyo Geqe (Rough Stones), Kutala Vanqa-Mkunqwana (Rough Stones) Somaya Osman, Thando ‘Lastborn’ Gedeni and Robyn Daniels (all from Old Mutual) PhOTO: thembile nazo

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Township business people must leave a lasting legacy for posterity.

Vincent Ntunja said uttered this message during his speech at the inaugural business breakfast hosted by Rough Stones Communications at the Gugulethu Library last week.

The basketball star and model was a guest speaker at the event.

Kutala Vanqa-Mkunqwana, Rough Stones managing director said the idea of the breakfast was to “bring together business people to start a conversation of rebuilding the township economy,”.

“This platform was to create a lot of opportunities for networking, sharing of ideas and learning of business skills which we otherwise take for granted,” said Kutala.

She said they believe workshops like these will prepare tomorrow’s leaders and business individuals with the ability to relate and embrace a changing world, racial and cultural diversity challenges that define the unique character and challenges of operating within an African business context.

Speaking under a theme “Is Your Business Making This One Giant Mistake?”, Ntunja urged the more than 50 attendees that “being laid back in business was a killer”.

“Business people must continuously look at ways of innovating and plotting plans to sustain their companies in this ever changing environment,” he said.

The event was sponsored by Old Mutual who were represented on the day Robyn Daniels and Somaya Osman.

Kutala said they are planning to host monthly workshops to contribute to the spread of business opportunities.

“The intention is to engage township individuals with cutting edge knowledge and tools from our expect in business and social,” she said. For more on information on further workshops on 021 8299775

or via email: kutala@roughstones.co.za

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