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Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Workshop

August 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) has been identified by a number of ACT members as a key pressure point and concern going forward. Successful ESD initiatives have the potential to substantially drive real and lasting change in South Africa, but we need to start respecting the intention of the legislation, develop platforms for collaborative ESD initiatives, and move away from the notion that ESD is merely a compliance exercise.

Having developed a unique ESD programme methodology over the past 18 months, Accelerate Cape Town would like to invite you to join us at our ESD workshop where we will:

  • Provide a progress update on the current status of the ACT ESD initiative
  • Introduce the various partners that will work with ACT to drive successful implementation
  • Provide a deeper level of understanding on how the project will be operationalised
  • Explore the opportunities for ACT corporate members to improve their B-BBEE Scorecards through the ACT ESD initiative and provide an impactful outlet for available ESD funds.


Bongiwe Mbunge, Partner, Mazars

Bongiwe joined Mazars in February 2003. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was promoted through the ranks to manager and later senior manager. She has over ten years’ experience within a broad range of industries and has managed various clients from owner managed businesses to large listed entities. She was promoted to partner at the Cape Town practice in March 2018.

Sifiso Ndwandwe, Executive Director, Catalyst for Growth

Sifiso is the Executive Director at Catalyst for Growth (C4G), an initiative co-funded by JP Morgan and USAID and whose mandate is monitoring and evaluation of the Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) sector to enhance its impact in the economy. He has spent over 25 years in the enterprise development sector in the SADC including South Africa. He has held various senior roles in NEPA (now Seda), Mondi Limited, and recently served as CEO of the Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA) for 10 years. Outside South Africa he has worked for CARE International. He serves on various Boards in the corporate and development sectors. He has studied at various institutions including the University of Swaziland, GSB (UCT), Wits Business School, University of Singapore, and Cranefield University (UK).

Malcolm Farrell, Director, SCNET

Malcolm has a long career in the Procurement discipline, having worked through various buying roles in Anglo American, including business lead to develop the eProcurement strategy at Anglo and Head of procurement at AngloGold, and is currently Group Procurement Director at Group Five and also a director of Supply Chain Network (SCNET). Malcolm has completed a degree in commerce and a master’s thesis in Procurement Strategy.

Please note, this event is for members of Accelerate Cape Town only 


August 16, 2018
7:30 am - 10:00 am
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