I was born in Port Elizabeth (now Gqeberha), South Africa. I’m an outgoing person who is both introverted and extroverted depending who I’m with. I enjoy meeting and interacting with new people because I believe this is how you learn and grow as a person. I’m forever looking for new adventures or challenges. I’m a go-getter, never afraid to fail because we learn more from our failures and build character from them. I believe one is never to old to learn something new things. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” doesn’t apply in my life. I enjoy the outdoors especially hiking, which has exposed me to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in South Africa. I also love taking game drives and explore our nature especially the animals in their natural habitats. I haven’t had the opportunity to travel beyond the borders of my country. Hopefully one day I’ll travel the world, meet different people and get to experience diverse cultures and cuisines. I had dreams of becoming a medical doctor but due to financial difficulties I settled for a National Diploma in Biomedical Technology. At least I got to work in the medical environment with doctors and other medical personnel for about 5 years. I realised that working in a laboratory was not suitable for my personality because I love people, I enjoy interacting with different people. I enrolled for a Diploma in Marketing and that led me to the pharmaceutical industry where I combined both my medical background and the marketing qualification. I worked in Sales and Marketing departments. I also had the opportunity to turn my passion for fashion into a business adventure and started my online clothing store which was a very exciting and challenging adventure. I leant a lot about importing and e-commerce. When motherhood happened and I took a break to become a stay home mom. I got involved in fitness and nutrition business. I realised that the entrepreneurship bug has got me and needed to empower myself to avoid mistakes I made in my previous business adventures, that is when I decided to register for a BCom degree in entrepreneurship via Unisa, which what I’m currently busy with. I am also teaching English as a foreign language online on freelance basis. I plan to also learn one or two foreign languages as I plan to travel the world in the not-so-distant future. I’m excited about the future and learning more in this university of life.
Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo but I am currently live in South Africa ( Cape Town) about 7 years I am Married to Magalie since 2018 and we have a 2 years old girl. I am a honest, ambitious, friendly, reliable and motivated person. I’m a skilled individual who has excellent training as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). As a result, I have good knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, services, and wireless skills. I am a self-motivated person and I try to exceed my superior’s expectations with high-quality work. Being a fast learner, I quickly pick up business knowledge related to my project. An experienced and customer service with a strong interest to increase customer satisfaction and at the same time making sure all of the operations are being done properly. I believe my strengths are that I am a person who can work under a lot of stress and have excellent communication skills which enable me to handle a leadership position as wells work in a team. I care deeply about workplace professionalism. I regard myself to be a very open minded person, ready for new challenge when it comes to technology. People consider me to be a social, temperament person who does not hesitate in giving my opinion for what I think and believe in. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and it comes naturally to me to maintain a lot of relationships. I love trying new things, creating new methods, and introducing new ideas. I love watching soccer specially when Leo Messi plays, movies and playing games.
I grew up in a small farm community in the Eastern Cape. The world I knew then was only what was surrounding me; the farm, farm lands, livestock, bushes and forest and two or three other farm dweller families. That was my reality, no big cities or big townships. I never knew anything about big rivers, oceans, lots of animals, no idea of big mountains etc. When I grew up my parents moved to the city, things changed, it was a total new world. My world got so complex and vast. It was when I started visiting beaches, zoo, animal sanctuaries, visit nature reserves and botanical gardens and travelling by boats, ships and fly in aeroplanes. I am now an avid traveller, I also go for walks in the natural environments, listen to birds singing and so on. The world has so much to offer for those who grab these opportunities. As a family man I often visit with my family to city parks, nature reserves, and lots of community projects that take care of animals and the environment. I am both an environmental and social activist, and I have spent most of my life either being involved directly in the protection of fauna and flora or training those who are involved in the same. When I travel or visit other countries I visit mostly destinations that would offer natural and aesthetic beauty to tourists. I also have a huge interest in climate change as it is, among others, influenced by human behaviour, more especially air pollution. I am also interested in religion, more especially African Traditional religion. The reason for my interest in this branch of religion is because it is mostly nature based. In other words it is religion that does not separate between humans and nature. For the adherents of this religion life is one and God manifests himself through nature and therefore taking care of nature is a religious duty. As an environmental and social activist I am involved either through making financial contribution or contributing my time in community projects of different kinds. These projects would include contributing shoes to primary school learners who have no shoes, contributing money to soup kitchens for crèches and unemployed job seekers and many other projects. I am hoping to sustain these initiatives to a level where they can help more people.
Durban Point Development Company (“DPDC”) is the master developer of the Durban Point Waterfront Development. DPDC is a 50:50 joint venture between the eThekwini Municipality and ROC Point (Pty) Ltd (majority owned by UEM Sunrise Berhad). UEM Sunrise is a Malaysian based property development company with vast experience and proven track records in delivering state-of-the-art modern and luxury high-rise properties and township development. With the master development led by UEM Sunrise Berhad and support from the eThekwini Municipality, the Durban Waterfront Development will be an asset to investors offering a platform for business, economy and tourism in Durban to flourish.
Established in 2003, Sigma International is a specialist management consulting company that focuses on delivering a range of innovative and high impact solutions to businesses, projects, organizations and individuals. We are Level 1 B-BBEE empowered, with ISO 9001:2019 accreditation. Over the past 17 years, our service offering has grown to include enterprise development, strategic planning, business turnarounds, business incubation and innovation, commercialization and project management, as well as key focus on global business mentorships/ scholarships and coaching. Our unparalleled and world class pedigree and service offerings have been confirmed with various prestigious awards we have won locally and nationally. Sigma International leverages off our strong business network to ensure that clients and customers benefit from our global links. We have been an active and pioneering member of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, KwaZulu-Natal Business Chambers Council, KwaZulu-Natal Economic Council, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry to play a leading role in economic development, transformation and job creation in South Africa and beyond.
The history of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry started with the foundation in 1856 of the Natal Chamber of Commerce which was described in the Charter which formally constituted the body as the Durban Chamber of Commerce in 1884 under Natal Law number 31. After more than a century, and in line with a movement that was replicated in all parts of South Africa, this body merged with the Chamber of Industry to form the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In keeping with International Best Practice to ensure that its constitutional status is in line with contemporary requirements and expectations the Durban Chamber now operates and exists as a Non-Profit Company under the Companies Act 71 of 2008, with a proud legacy of being the oldest and largest metropolitan Chamber in Africa. The mandate of the Durban Chamber requires it to lobby and advocate on behalf of its members by addressing and identifying pertinent issues and forwarding them to appropriate forums in which business practitioners, through robust strategic engagements with stakeholders, drill down into issues and provide experience-based insights.
The Mossel Bay Business Chamber continues to be the leading local organisation in steering and informing the Mossel Bay business community. We take pride in upholding relationships with businesses, the local municipality, the community, government and local community leaders in order to create and maintain economic prosperity. We are involved in many local business and community activities and we help our members to grow their businesses through opportunities to increase brand visibility, improving their skills, connecting them to business leaders and more. We work to provide business, large and small, with the tools needed to prosper. From the moment you join the Mossel Bay Business Chamber you can increase your networking opportunities and take advantage of the many benefits of being a member of the Business Chamber.
Located in the heart of Mossel Bay, the co-Mind workspace is attractively decorated with contemporary furniture, flooring, lighting and modern art. We also provide professional services such as open-plan offices, a private boardroom, high-speed and secure Wi-Fi connections, VPNs, along with printing and copying facilities. However, the term “co-Mind” stands for something much broader, it means a new way of working, a way which is co-operative, open, collaborative and network-based rather than singular, isolated and individual-based. co-Mind will continue to act as the stimuli and catalyst of knowledge sharing, serendipity and accumulation, as well as the vehicle for co-creation and co-development. Our vision is to provide a professional collaborative office space for our clients where vision and business can merge. co-Mind catalyzes and supports creative leaders, trendsetters, freelancers and entrepreneurs locally and across the country. We want to create community workspaces, accelerate serendipity, and facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration. We aim to provide our community members with an open working environment and opportunities to share knowledge face-to-face; to be inspired by collaboration with other members ─ all within a secure, furnished office space that provides fast internet, printing facilities, and all the benefits of a traditional office but without the high overheads. co-Mind is a contemporary office environment for the cultural diverse nation that we are in South Africa. Our aim is to create a space where businesses can flourish and grow by bringing together like minded individuals with a passion for business. The narrative that are to be reflected of co-Mind should stand for a space where all are welcome who are serious about growing in success without any bias or preferences related to culture, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation. The aim is to rather learn and inspire from these differences and enable the growth of one’s own business.