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Inspiration Session with KK Combi

February 19, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Accelerate Cape Town Inspiration Sessions are large networking events for young professionals with an inspiring speaker or speakers followed by a cocktail event and hosted by Allan Gray. They aim to address key needs expressed by young black professionals living in the Cape Town region:

  • To meet their contemporaries and build networks with their peers and other aspirational professionals
  • To find inspirational mentors, particularly senior black business leaders
  • To be exposed to business leadership and opportunities through these networking sessions.

Zitulele ‘KK’ Combi will be addressing our next session.

About Zitulele Combi

Zitulele ‘KK’ Combi, a Gugulethu multi-millionaire, is a great example of what can be achieved through perseverance. Born in Retreat during apartheid, his family was forcibly removed, but adversity didn’t crush him. With a determined spirit, Zitulele has become a successful businessman with a spirit that manifested itself early with him earning the nickname “KK” after the flamboyant, but autocratic former Zambian president, Kenneth Kaunda.

Zitulele’s first business venture was a café in Gugulethu which were followed by developments of the first service station in Guguletu, Nyanga Junction and an Ultra City Engen One Stop. The idea for his foreign exchange business came while on holiday in London and he became the first black businessman to obtain a foreign exchange dealer’s licence when he started Master Currency which was eventually sold to Bidvest.

Zitulele is currently chairman of Thembeka Capital, an empowerment partner to PSG, one of SA’s top-four investment firms, and he is on the boards of Pioneer Foods, PSG Group and Curro Holdings. His is also the first black South African to win the local Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur award in 2000; the first South African to be crowned World Entrepreneur for Managing Change in 2001 in Monte Carlo; and the first black South African appointed as a judge for the World Entrepreneur Competition in 2002.

Note that our events are by invitation only. Contact us on 021 408 7255 to find out about becoming a member.


February 19, 2015
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cape Town Workshop Event