LEADERSHIP

The Black Business Council leadership comprises of a President, two Vice- Presidents (Professionals and Organised Business), Secretary General, Treasurer General and a Head of Policy. This is a team of competent and experienced business people and professionals that have expertise in different sectors of the economy.


Organisation organogram

VICE PRESIDENT PROFESSIONALS

  • FULLNAME: KEITH THABO
  • COMPANY: BLACK BUSINESS COUNCIL
  • Website: www.blackbusinesscouncil.africa

KEITH THABO:

Mr Keith Thabo is a founder member and a President of Namec (National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components) an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) advocacy and a lobby group.

Membership consists of entrepreneurs, ICT companies and professionals in the sector. Membership is characterised by spectrum planners, electronic manufacturers, telecoms companies, broadcasters, Information Technology companies and software companies.

He is currently the Chairperson of ICT portfolio committee at Black Business Council. He has established operating companies in forms of consortiums to advance transformation in the sector by forming Bua-Africa Electronic Manufacturing (Pty)Ltd. As a Chairman of Bua-Africa and a majority shareholder he went on to consolidate a contract from Multichoice Africa (Pty)Ltd to manufacture their DSTV decoders in Africa and continue to achieve a government Digital Terrestrial Television contract for the Direct to Home satellite box in South Africa.

He also established a telecoms consortium which is Namec Telecoms (PTY)Ltd and went on to win a contract under Vodafone in Luxembourg (Germany) competing with the multinationals like Huawei, Alcatel-Nokia, etc to roll out turn key broadband roll out projects in South Africa on FTTX and FTTH.As a Chairman of Namec Telecoms and a majority shareholder he has grown the company as a service provider in a global stage.

He has acquired and built television and music studios under Chaaba Production (Pty)Ltd which and has content trading company based in Amsterdam and Hong Kong. He has worked with various global companies like chip manufacturers, encryption companies, content companies, global broadcasters etc.

He has been to trainings in South Korea, Brazil, Europe on digital terrestrial and broadcasting techniques also attending various workshops on latest trends on technologies that delivers content anywhere, anytime and anyhow.

He is a director of CEISA(Circular Economy Initiative of South Africa) in Cape town exploring the establishment of various industries emanating from waste as we respond to carbon emission .The waste streams currently are Electronic Waste, Mining Waste, Construction Waste with a world class Test laboratory established in Cape Town.

He has given free shares to Disability People of South Africa, Contralesa, Sanco, Progressive Women Movement of South Africa, Sanco and Mkva