Brand South Africa supports the Siyabangena Seminars in KwaMashu


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    Johannesburg, Tuesday 21 September – Brand South Africa, through its flagship programme Play Your Part, supports the Siyabangena Seminars that aim to empower young entrepreneurs. The Siyabangena Seminars will take place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2015 in KwaMashu, KwaZulu Natal.

    Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part programme is a nationwide initiative created to inspire, encourage and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. The Siyabangena Seminars are an example of how young people are playing their part in their communities by taking responsibility to address issues related to youth development. Brand South Africa stands behind this initiative because it demonstrates active citizenship.

    Following the successful 2015 launch of the Siyabangena Seminars earlier this year 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 like Clive Manci, founding CEO of Oteo Investment Holdings and former president of the South African Chamber of Commerce as well as Jabulani Ngcobo entrepreneur and CEO of CashflowPro.

    Attendees will also engage with  Mpume Langa, Head ABSA Private Bank KZN and Chairperson of Businesswomen’s Association DBN; Brian Mpono, Project Director of 1Source Group; DJ Tira CEO of Afrotainment; Ramsay Daly, Marketing Director of and many others.

    The Siyabangens Seminars were founded by two young entrepreneurs, CEO Sbusiso Hlongwane, and Director Sinenhlanhla Mkhize. The Siyabangena Seminars are held in townships and are aimed at empowering young black entrepreneurs by bringing high-end speakers and entrepreneurs into their hometowns.

    Topics will range from starting your business, marketing your business, building strategic partnerships, how women can conquer male-dominated environments, legal matters, building successful brands and how to persevere in the quest for successful entrepreneurship.

    Media is invited to attend as follows:

    Date:Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2015

    Time: 09h00

    Venue: Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre, K-CAP theatre in KwaMashu B Section

    Cost: R100 per day (pre-sale) and R150 at the door. Students enter free upon presentation of a student card.

    RSVP: Please confirm your attendance with Boitumelo Mpete on