South Africa is experiencing tumultuous times. Rash decisions by government send markets tumbling, while counter balances through the judiciary and parliamentary committees act as stabilisers. The collective voice of business is now more important than ever before to challenge what business requires to stimulate growth and investment, as well as the collective collaboration of corporate business for the continued transformation of South Africa.
Accelerate Cape Town invites you to our AGM where we will share insights of current and future projects. We will also hear from Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa who will share his insights on what is required to rebuild trust between business and government and the role of the private sector in growing the South African economy.
About Bonang Mohale
Bonang is currently CEO of BLSA and until recently was the VP Upstream and Chairman of Shell Downstream South Africa, where he was Chairman of the boards of Shell SA Holdings, Shell Downstream SA, Shell SA Refinery and the South African Petroleum Refinery. Prior to this, he spent 6 years as the CEO and EXCO member of Drake & Scull FM SA, an integrated facilities management company owned by the Tsebo Outsourcing Group; he was an EXCO member and Chief Executive: Shared Services and Associated Companies of Sanlam; chairman of the board of TASC; a director of Innofin; Gensec Property Services and Fundamo. He was also Executive VP of SAA until 2001.
Bonang has also won many awards including the Momentum Friendship Blazer in 2015 for recognition of being the South Africa’s first Nation Building Champion; the 2014 CEO Magazine Award for both South Africa and SADEC for Titans – Building the Nation; and the Institute for People Management CEO of the Year Award in 2012. He has also won the SA Facilities Management Association 2007 Personality of the Year, the 1997 Black Management Forum’s Manager of the Year, and received the Presidential Award for his Servanthood in South African Industry & the Economic Empowerment of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals in 2001. He was conferred as an Honorary Professorship in Marketing Management in 2012 by the University of Pretoria, where he serves on their Advisory Council.