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Managing Director

Ms. Busi Mavuso

Busi Mavuso is the Managing Director of the Black Management Forum (BMF), an organisation she has been with since May 2009. She started her career in Finance in 1995 in the Banking Industry and has worked for different companies in various industries ranging from Training; Consulting; Telecommunications and Healthcare over the years.

She is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification which she will complete in 2016. Busi holds a Masters degree in Business Leadership from UNISA SBL; Postgraduate qualification in Management from GIBS, BCompt from UNISA and a Certificate in Banking from the Institute of Bankers (IoB).

Her passion is in developing people.

Finance Director
Mr Philani Dlamini

Mr. Philani Dlamini, born in Pietermaritzburg in Kwa-Zulu Natal province, joined the Black Management Forum (BMF) on 1 July 2014 in the capacity of a Finance Director. He obtained his high school education and Senior Certificate from Bhekuximba High School. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree - both obtained from UKZN. He is a qualified chartered accountant – CA (SA) as well as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), The Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIASA), Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA), Association for Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA) and of course Black Management Forum.

He started his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Pietermaritzburg at the end of 1999 with whom he worked for 4 years and obtained his training as a chartered accountant. After the end of his contract, he joined TSB Sugar on 1st December 2003 in Malelane, Mpumalanga province, as Senior Internal Auditor and was later promoted to Internal Audit Manager in May 2005. In June 2008, he was seconded to a finance division as Finance Manager within the TSB Sugar group to help establish new companies and setup policies and procedures.  

He relocated to Gauteng and joined the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in October 2008 as an Internal Audit Manager. He then decided to expand his experience and left NEF as Head of Internal Audit.

Philani then joined Integrated Processing Solutions (IPS), a joint venture of Standard Bank South Africa and ABSA, on 1st December 2010 as Chief Risk Officer. On 1 September 2012, he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (having acted in that position from 1 March 2012 to 31 August 2012).

Philani also serve as an Independent Non-Executive Audit Committee Member for Sizwe Medical Fund and is a Director of PhiKay Entertainment and Indoni SA Holding group of companies. He has also served in other roles such as Alternate Trustee and Trustee of Pension Funds (including as Chairperson). He is also a member of ABASA Bursary Committee.

His industry experience varies from Agriculture, Manufacturing, FMCG, Venture Capital, Banking, Payments, Public Sector, Medical Aid, Pension Funds and Entertainment. He has gained skills in the disciplines of Accounting & Bookkeeping, Budgeting & Forecasts, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning, Combined Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Corporate Governance, Finance, Fraud Awareness, Whistleblowing and Hotline Management, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Internal Audit, Internal Controls, Management, Management Accounting, Project Management, Reporting, Risk Management, Scenario Planning, Strategic Planning, and Taxation.

His career highlights during various positions held include:

· Successful implementation of policies and procedures in his various positions which helped to improve internal       control environment

· Introduction of Enterprise Risk Management through implementing Policies and Procedures, Strategic Risk             Registers, Etc.

· Introduction of risk-based audit planning and combined assurance

· Introduction of co-sourced internal audit model which helped to reduce costs

· Participated in due diligence projects for acquisition of new companies

· Participated in projects for implementation of SAP ERP; SAP B1 and other systems

· Successful external audits and achieving Unqualified Audit Opinions while in finance


Mrs Thandeka Mafu

Head of Events

Ms Thandeka Mafu has worked in the Events Management Industry for over eight (8) years. She started her career in 2003 at Brain Africa Corporate Training (BACT) as a junior Events Coordinator responsible for venue liaison, programme, delegates and supplier coordination. She later moved to Venue Finders, one of the first SAACI accredited Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) where she was appointed Conference and Events Coordinator.

Similarly to her role at BACT, she also did on onsite events & projects management. In 2006 Ms. Mafu was then head hunted by Emperors Palace previously known as Ceasars Palace to take on the role of Events Coordinator with specific accounts under her wing at the Convention Centre.

In 2008 Travel with Flair approached Ms. Mafu to be part of the team that started the Conference and Events Division at this travel agency. She started from Events Coordinator, promoted to Project Leader, Acting Team Leader and eventually Conference & Events Team Leader.

At this point, Ms Mafu was responsible for the Johannesburg and Pretoria branches and her role also included; planning & management of all projects over 200 delegates, sponsorship, branding, travel, budget and supplier coordination, tender preparation & presentation and full onsite management.

After matriculating in 1999 she completed training in Hospitality Management, High Performance Management, and Event Planning Etiquette and is currently studying towards a Diploma in Marketing Management with the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM).

She has received a number of accolades over the years including; Employee of the Year 2008 and Top Conference Member 2009 etc.