Elias Monage is the President of the Black Business Council. A seasoned corporate executive, serial entrepreneur, and expert problem-solver with over 30 years of experience in the metals and engineering industry, human capital and industrial relations, and executive coaching disciplines, Monage is a recognized leader in the private and public sectors. He brings visionary and strategic thought leadership to his professional life and continues to demonstrate entrepreneurial excellence by creating new ventures and securing various deals.
Holds a BCom Accounting Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Fort Hare Nkuhlu Department of Accounting. Completed her South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) accredited articles at KPMG Johannesburg where she stayed on as an audit manager in Financial Services.
11 years of experience in the audit space, with experience in both the public and private sector. Inherent passion for business, people and development Financial Consultant
Success Coach at SAPRO Candidate fellow of the 4th Class of the Young African Leadership Initiative - South Africa (YALI), an extension of the Aspen Global Leadership Network fellowship. Current leadership positions
- National President, Board and National Council Chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA)
- National Chairperson of Women of ABASA Previously held the following leadership positions:
-ABASA National Head of Transformation and Communication -ABASA Johannesburg Branch Deputy Secretary General -ABASA Eastern Cape Treasurer General
Member of the Black Business Council(BBC) National Council and Women's Alliance, Black Management Forum (BMF) and Black Business Women's Alliance (BBWA) Steering Committee
Independent non-executive director of the Young African Entrepreneurs Institute providing advisory over the finance and fundraising portfolio
Deputy Chairperson of the South African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA)Africa and Global Committee
Gregory Mofokeng is the Vice President of Organised Business and the Black Business Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE) CEO. He represents the Black Business Council at NEDLAC and the BRICS Business Council’s Infrastructure Working Group. He sits on the Construction Industry Development Board’s National Stakeholder Forum (CIDB NSF) on behalf of the BBCBE. Mofokeng is the chairman of Tysys Capital Group, Tusk Construction Support Services, and m2g Investment Holdings and a Motheo Construction Group board member. He also serves as the President of the BIM Institute (Building Information Modelling).
Princess Tsakani Nkambule is the Treasurer General of the Black Business Council. A serial entrepreneur, community builder, motivational speaker, and bestselling author with over 30 years of business experience in property development, industrial cleaning, health risk medical waste, energy, and agriculture, Nkambule’s businesses operate in several provinces across the country. She is the Founder of The Princess Tsakani Foundation and hosts the Annual Limpopo Business Symposium.
Kganki Matabane is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Black Business Council, an umbrella body of black business in South Africa. He is a highly experienced and seasoned business executive with over 27 years operational and strategy execution experience, including doing business in more than 10 countries in the African continent, covering the telecommunications, policy, power utilities, rail logistics, motor retail, Bus Rapid Transport, policy, advocacy and mining sectors.
He has served and still serves on boards as both Executive and Non-Executive Director. He also served as a Co-Executive Sponsor: Business for South Africa (B4SA) where he worked on the post covid-19 Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan for South Africa, amongst other matters of national interest.
He is a member of the Presidential BBBEE Advisory Council.
The Black Business Council (BBC) is the over-arching confederation that represents black professional, business associations and chambers. The primary purpose of the BBC is to lobby government on policy related matters and to play an advocacy role where policies are in place in order to accelerate the participation of black business in the mainstream economy.
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